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Flashcards in Intro to Dermatology Deck (23):
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Macule

Color change of skin, completley flat, can be any size

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Papule vs plaque

Papule: raised bump less than 1 cm

Plaque: raised bump greater than 1 cm

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Pustule

Pus-containing blister

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Wheal

Soft, edematous dermal lesion (arises in dermis)

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Bulla vs vesicle

Bulla: blister less than 1 cm

Vesicle: blister greater than 1 cm

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Nodule

Spherical lesion (can arise from dermis, epidermis, or subcutaneous layer)

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Erosion

Loss of epidermis that heals without a scar

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Ulcer

Loss of epidermis and part of the dermis that heals with a scar

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Lichenification

Thickening of skin (usually secondary to scratching)

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Crust

Scab (dried bodily fluid)

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Atrophy

Thinning of skin (can be epidermis or epidermis + dermis)

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Fissure

Linear ulcer (crack in skin)

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Scale

Thickened stratum corneum

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Purpura

Non-blanchable, purple, due to extravasaion of RBCs

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Annular

Ring of lesions

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Serpiginous

Lesions look like they are twisting and wandering around like a snake

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Herpetiform

Lesions are clustered together (like the way reactive shingles would be)

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Acral

Lesions on distal portions of limbs and head

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Flexural

Lesions are on major body fold (like cubital or popliteal fossa)

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Telangiectasias

Small, superficial blood vessels that become visible because they are dilated

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Petechiae vs purpura

Both nonblanching discoleration of skin due to blood that has extravasated outside vessel walls

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Comedone

Darkened plug of sebum and karatin that occludes pilosebaceous follicle (blackhead/whitehead)

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Burrows

Linear or serpiginous tunnels within epidermis

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