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abcess
walled cavity containing puss and surrounded by inflammed or necrotic tissue
Bowen's Disease
form of intraepidermal carcenoma characterized by red brown scaly or crusted lesions that resemble a patch of psoriasis or dermatitis
Carbuncle
deep seated pyogenic infection of the skin usually involving subcutaneous tissues
cellulitis
diffuse acute infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
chloasma
pigmentary skin discoloration usually occuring in yellowish-brown patches or spots
eczema
accute or chronic skin inflam characterized by erythma, popules, vesicles, pustules, scales, crusts, scabs, and possibly itching
eschar
damaged tissue following a severe burn
furuncle
bacterial infection of a hair follicle or sebacious gland that produces a puss filled lesion called a boil
hirsutism
excessive growth of hair or presence in unusual places in women
impetigo
inflammatory skin disease charac. by isolated pustules that become crusted and rupture
keratosis
thickened area of the epidermis (callus)
lentigo
small brown macules on the face and arms. lesions on sun exposed areas of skin.
pediculosis
infestation with lice
petechia
minute pinpoint hemmorrhage under the skin
pruritis
intense itching
psoriasis
chronic skin disease char by circumscribed red patches covered by thick, dry, silvery, adherent scales that are the result of excessive development of the basal layer of the epidermis.
purpura
any of several bleeding disorders characterized by hemorrhage into the tissues, particularly beneath the skin or mucous membranes, producing ecchymoses or petechiae
scabies
cont. skin disease trans by the itch mite, commonly through sexual contact
tinea
any fungal skin disease whose name commonly indicates the body part affected; also called ringworm.
urticaria
allergic rxn of the skin char by the eruption of pale red elevated patches called wheals (hives)
vitiligo
localized loss of skin pigmentation characterized by milk-white patches
verruca
epidermal growth caused by a virus, such as plantar warts, juvenile warts, and venereal warts.
fulguration
tissue destruction by means of high-frequency electric sparks; also called electrodesiccation
macule
flat, pigmented, circumscribed area less than 1cm in diameter
papule
solid, elevated lesion less than 1 cm in diameter that may be the same color as the kin or pigmented
vesicle
elevated, circumscribed, fluid-filled lesion less than .5 cm in diameter
nodule
palpable, circumscribed lesion; larger and deeper than a papule (.6 to 2cm in diameter); extends into the dermal area
pustule
small, raised, circumscribed lesion that contains pus; usually less than 1 cm in diameter
tumor
solid, elevated lesion larger than 2 cm in diameter that extends into the dermal and subcutaneous layers.
bulla
a vesicle or blister larger than 1 cm in diameter.
wheal
elevated, firm, rounded lesion with localized skin edema that varies in size, shape, and color; paler in the center than its surrounding edges; accompanied by itching.
excoriations
linear scratch marks or traumatized abrasions of the epidermis
fissure
small slit or crack like sore that extends into the dermal layer; could be caused by continuous inflammation and drying
ulcer
an open sore or lesion that extends to the dermis and usually heals with scarring
steat o
fat

steat itis: inflammation of adipose (fatty) tissue
hidr o
sweat
sudor o
sweat
ichthy o
dry, scaly
kerat o
horny tissue; hard; cornea
melan o
black
myc o
fungus (plural, fungi)
onych o
nail
ungu o
nail
pil o
hair

pilonidal - growth of a hair in a cyst or other structure
trich o
hair
seb o
sebum, sebaceous
squam
scale
papilla
loop of capillaries enclosed in a covering
alopecia
baldness
lunula
region where new growth occurs in the nails