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28 Cards in this Set

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acne vulgaris
Common inflammatory disorder seen on the face, chest, back, and neck which appears as papules, pustules, and comedos; commonly known as acne.
A condition characterized by absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.
Cells of the epithelial tissue that grow faster than basal cells and which have a greater potential for metastasis if not treated. (Cancer tumor)
basal cell
Slightly elevated nodule with a depression or ulceration in the center that becomes more obvious as the tumor grows.
squamous cell
Begins as a firm flesh-colored or red papule, sometimes with a crusted appearance, grows it may bleed or ulcerate and become painful, can be quite invasive and create an increased risk of metastasis.
An acute or chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by erythema, papules, vesicles, pustules, scales, crusts, or scabs, and is accompanied by intense itching.
Tissue death due to the loss of adequate blood supply, invasion of bacteria and subsequent decay of enzymes, especially proteins, producing an offensive, foul odor.
Contagious superficial skin infection characterized by serous vesicles and pustules filled with millions of staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria usually forming on the face.
Kaposi's sarcoma
Rare malignant lesions that begin as soft purple-brown nodules or plaques on the feet and gradually spread throughout the skin.
An enlarged, irregularly shaped, and elevated scar that forms due to the presence of large amounts of collagen during the formation of the scar.
malignant melanoma
Malignant skin tumor originating from melanocytes in preexisting nevi, freckles, or skin with pigment; darkly pigmented cancerous treatment.
A visual accumulation of melanocytes, creating a flat or raised rounded macule or papule with definite borders.
Ingrown nail. The nail pierces the lateral fold of skin and grows into the dermis, causing swelling and pain.
A fungal infection of the nails.
A highly contagious parasitic infestation caused by blood-sucking lice.
pilonidal cyst
A closed sac located in the sacrococcygal area of the back sometimes noted at birth as a dimple.
A common, noninfectious, chronic disorder of the skin manifested by silvery-white scales over round, raised, reddened plaques producing itching.
A highly contagious parasitic infestation caused by the human itch mite resulting in a rash, pruritus, and a feeling in the skin of something crawling.
A gradual thickening of the dermis and swelling of the hands and feet to a state in which the skin is anchored to the underlying tissue.
More commonly known as ringworms, a chronic fungal infection of the skin characterized by scaling, itching, sometimes painful lesions.
tinea capitus
Ringworm of the scalp is more common in children.
tinea corportis
Ringworm of the body is characterized by round patches with elevated red borders of pustules, papules, or vesicles that affect the nonhairy skin of the body. Looks like a circle and is raised.
tinea cruris
Ringworm of the groin also known as jock itch.
tinea pedis
Ringworm of the foot is also known as athletes foot.
warts/verruca vulgaris
A benign, circumscribed elevated skin lesion that results from hypertrophy of the epidermis; caused by human papilloma virus.
plantar warts
A viral epidermal tumor on the sole
venereal warts/condyloma acuminata
Genital warts that occur on the penis, anus, vulva, vagina, and cervix. They are irregular, bumpy growths often with the texture of a small cauliflower
seborrheic warts/ seborrheic keratoses
Noncancerous Skin Growths: are flesh-colored, brown, or black growths that can appear anywhere on the skin.