Flashcards in Skin Examination Deck (23)
What are you looking for when you assess distribution of skin disease?
Which areas are affected
What are you looking for when you assess configuration of skin disease?
How lesions are arranged (symmetrical, unilateral etc.)
What are you looking for when you assess morphology of skin disease?
What the lesion(s) look like
What is onycholyisis?
Separation of the nail from the nail bed
What is hypertrichosis?
Excessive hair growth
What is hirsutism?
Male pattern hair growth in women
What is alopecia?
When would a rash be described as purpura?
Red, does not blanche, may be raised
What is petechia?
1-2mm of purpura
When would a rash be described as erythema?
Red, blanches on pressure
Hypopigmentation of skin is caused by excess melanin. True/False?
Caused by low melanin
What would you call a flat lesion that's less than 1cm?
What would you call a flat lesion that's more than 1cm?
What would you call a raised lesion that's less than 0.5cm?
What would you call a raised lesion that's more than 0.5cm?
What would you call a raised + flat lesion that's greater than 1cm?
What is a wheal?
Compressible dermal swelling
What would you called a fluid-filled raised lesion less than 0.5cm?
What would you called a fluid-filled raised lesion more than 0.5cm?
What is a cyst?
Nodule containing semi-solid material
What is a pustule?
Pus-filled raised lesion
What do you call a break in epidermis?