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Papule
Small solid elevation of skin
Plaque
Solid elevation of skin with a flattened top (> 1 cm)
Macule
Well circumscribed, flat spot characterized by a change in the color of the skin
Patch
A change in skin color > 1-2 cm
Nodule
A circumscribed solid elevation that usually extends into the deeper layers of the skin
Tumor
Soft or firm, movable or fixed masses of various sizes and shapes
Wheal
Sharply circumscribed raised lesion consisting of EDEMA
Pustule
Small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing PUS
Vesicle (bulla)
Sharply circumscribed elevation of the skin filled with SERUM OR BLOOD
Scale
Accumulation of loose fragments of the horny layer of the skin
Epidermal Collarette
Peeling edge of epithelium surrounding an erosion or ulcer
Crust
Dried exudates on the surface of a lesion
Furunculosis
Draining tract (sinus) communicating from an area of suppuration to a body surface, usually indicative of ruptured hair follicles and secondary bacterial infections.
Abscess
Accumulation of inflammatory cells and necrotic debris
Hyperpigmentation
Increase in skin pigment (melanosis)
Excoriation
Superficial (epidermal) abrasion caused by self-trauma
Fissure
Linear cleavage into or through the epidermis caused by disease or injury
Ulcer
Break in the epidermis with exposure of the dermis
Scar
Area of fibrous tissue that has replaced the damaged dermis or SQ tissue
Lichenification
Thickening or hardening of the skin with exaggerations of skin markings
Hyperkeratosis
Increased thickness of the horny layers of the skin
Necrosis
An area of dead cells
Comedones
Dilated hair follicles filled with keratin and sebaceous debris