Flashcards in Skin Inflammation Deck (11):
What is a "keloid"?
Large scars, caused by excessive collagen formation by fibroblasts beyond the original site of trauma to the skin. Has smooth rather than thin epidermis and becomes harder with time
Where is the basementmembrane sone?
Between epidermis and dermis
What is phemphigus vulgaris?
- antibodies attacks desmosomes
-leads to cell separation in stratum spinosum
- local blistering
What is bullous pemphigoid?
Local separation of the dermis or epidermis from the basement membrane.
- genetic condition
- antibodies against hemidesmosomes
What is impetigo?
Superficial bakterial skin infection. Occurs in children and is highly contagious.
What is Erysipelas?
Dermal bacterial infection. Onset is a sudden fever, bright red tender swelling, and malaise and rigors.
What is tinea?
Ringworm. Caused by dermatophytes= a type of fungi
What is candida?
What is dermatitis?
Term used for inflammatory lesions in the skin (regardles if it is dermis or epidermis that is involved)
What is acute dermatitis?
Eczema. Caused by an allergen passing trough the epidermis to the dermis.