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Define: cellulitis.
Inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by infection, leading to redness, swelling and fever.
Define: Candidiasis.
An infection of the skin, mouth (thrush), or vagina caused by the yeast-type fungus, candida albicans. Candida is normally present in mucous membranes; overgrowth causes an infection. Esophageal candidiasis is often seen in patients with AIDS.
Mucous membranes...
Define: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC).
Epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis. It seldom metastasizes but invades local tissue. Common in individuals who have excessive sun exposure.
Define: contusion.
Injury with no break in the skin, characterized by pain, swelling, and discoloration (also called a bruise).
Define: furuncle.
Painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in a hair follicle (also called a boil).
Define: fissure.
Slit or cracklike sore in the skin.
Define: eczema.
Noninfectious, inflammatory skin disease characterized by redness, blisters, scabs and itching.
Redness, blisters, scabs...
Define: abscess.
Localized collection of pus.
Define: actinic keratosis.
A precancerous skin condition of horny tissue formation that results from excessive exposure to sunlight. It may evolve into a squamous cell carcinoma.
Precancerous; horny tissue
Define: carbuncle.
Skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria.
Cluster of furuncles
Define: impetigo.
Superficial skin infection characterized by pustules and caused by either staphylococci or streptococci.
Superficial; staph/strep
Define: herpes.
Inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus characterized by small blisters in clusters. Many types of herpes exist.
Clusters; blisters
Define: acne.
Inflammatory disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
Sebaceous glands
Define: abrasion.
Scraping away of the skin by mechanical process or injury.
Define: gangrene.
Death of tissue caused by loss of blood supply followed by bacterial invasion.
Loss of; invasion
Define: kaposi sarcoma.
A cancerous condition starting as purple or brown papules on the lower extremities that spreads through the skin to the lymph nodes and internal organs. Often seen with AIDS.
Lymph nodes; internal
Define: laceration.
Torn, ragged-edged wound.
Define: lesion.
Any visible change in tissue resulting from injury or disease. It's a broad term that includes sores, wounds, ulcers and tumors.
Tissue change
Define: pediculosis.
Invasion into the skin and hair by lice.
Define: psoriasis.
Chronic skin condition producing red lesions covered with silvery scales.
Silvery scales
Define: scabies.
Skin infection caused by the itch mite, characterized by papule eruptions that are caused by the female burrowing in the outer layer of the skin and laying eggs. Accompanied by severe itching.
Itch mites
Define: schleroderma.
A disease characterized by chronic hardening (inundation) of the connective tissue of the skin and other body organs.
Chronic hardening
Define: shingles
Development of painful, inflamed blisters that follow the nerve routes. Caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Blisters; nerve routes
Define: squamous cell carcinoma
A malignant growth that develops from scale-like epithelial tissue. On the skin it appears as a firm, red, painless bump. The most frequent cause is chronic exposure to sunlight.
Epithelial tissue; bump
Define: systemic lupus erythamatosus (SLE)
A chronic inflammatory disease involving the skin, joints, kidneys, and nervous system. This autoimmune disease is characterized by periods of remission and exacerbations. It also may affect other organs.
Autoimmune; remission/exacerbations
Define: tinea
Fungus infection of the skin (also called ringworm).
Define: urticaria
An itching skin eruption composed of wheals of varying sizes and shape. It is usually related to an allergy (Also called hives).