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Abrasion
A scraping or rubbing away of the skin or mucous membrane as a result of friction to the area.
Abscess
A localized collection of pus in any part of the body.
Bedsore/Pressure Ulcer/Decubitus Ulcer
An inflmmation, sore or ulcer in the skin over a bony prominence of the body, resulting from loss of blood supply and oxygen to the area due to prolonged pressure on the body part.
Blister/Vesicle
A small, thin-walled, skin lesion containing clear fluid.
Bulla
A large blister.
Carbuncle
A circumscribed inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues that contains pus, which eventually discharges to the skin surface.
Comedo
Typical lesion of acne vulgaris, caused by accumulation of keratin and sebum within the opening of a hair follicle.closed-whitehead/open-blackhead
Cyst
A closed sac or pouch in or within the skin that contains fluid, semifluid, or solid material.
Fistula
An abnormal passageway between 2 tubular organs or from an organ to the body surface.
Furuncle/Boil
A localized pus-producing infection originating deep in a hair follicle.
Hives/Wheal/Urticaria
A circumscribed slightly elevated lesion of the skin that is paler in the center than its surrounding edges.
Laceration
A tear in the skin.
Polyp
A small, stalklike growth that portrudes upward or outward from a mucuous membrane surface, resembling a mushroom stalk.