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A type of skin cancer that can metastasize & kill a person w/in months of diagnosis?
malignant melanoma
The early warning signs of malignant melanoma are identified by what acronym?
ABCD
Asymmetry
Border
Color
Diameter
What are the five risk factors for skin cancer?
1.Skin type
2.sun exposure
3.family history
4.age
5.immunlogical status
A first degree burn involves the epidermis and part of the dermis? T/F
False- just the epidermis
A second degree burn results in redness, blister-formation, edema, and pain? T/F
True
A burn that destroys the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous layer;most skin functions are lost?
third-degree burn
A type of ulcer caused by a constant deficiency of blood flow to tissues?
Pressure ulcer/decubitus ulcer, or bedsore
A superficial fungal infection of the skin of the foot?
Athlete's foot
A lesion, usually in oral mucous membrane, caused by Type 1 herpes simplex virus?
cold sore
Inflammation of the skin characterized by redness, itching and swelling?
contact dermatitis
A painful conical thickening of the stratum corneum?
corn
Localized tumor of the skin & subcutaneous layer that results from an abnormal increase in blood vessels?
Hemangioma
An irregular tear of the skin?
laceration
Mass produced by uncontrolled growth of epithelial skin cells?
Wart