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Acne
pustular eruption of the skin
albinism
partial or total absence of pigment in skin, hair and eyes.
alopecia
absence or loss of hair (baldness)
Basal Cell Cancer
Malignant tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis, a common type of skin cancer
burn
injury to skin tissue caused by heat contact
callus
hardened skin -- an increased growth of cells in the epidermis due to pressure or friction
Causalgia
Burning pain in skin and muscles due to nerve damage
cyst
Closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material
Diaphoresis
Profuse sweating
Ecchymosis
Bluish-black mark on the skin (bruise)
Eczema
Inflammatory skin disease with pruritus and papulovesicular lesions
vesicle
a closed membrane shell
papulovesicular
Denoting an eruption composed of papules and vesicles.
erythema
Redness of the skin due to injury or inflammation
Exanthem
Rash or skin eruption, such as rubella (German measles), rubeola (measles), or measles, or varicella (chicken pox)
varicella
chicken pox
Excoriation
Skin abrasion due to scratching
Fissure
Crack-like sore (paper cut)
Gangrene
Necrosis or death of tissue due to insufficient blood supply.
Ichthyosis
Dry,scaly skin, resembling fish skin
Jaundice
Yellow discoloration of the skin
Kaposi's sarcoma
Malignant tumor associated with AIDS, begining with red and purple skin nodules
Keloid
A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar due to the formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the corium during connective tissue repair.
Macule
Discolored flat lesion (freckle)
Melanoma
Malignant skin tumor
Nevus
Pigmented lesion of the skin (birthmark,mole)
Nodule
Small cluster of cells felt under the skin
Papule
Pimple
Petechia
Small, pinpoint hemorrhage on the skin (pleural--petechiae)
Polyp
Tumor with a stalk growing from the surface of mucous membrane (nose,colon)
Pruritus
Itching of skin,causing rubbing or scratching
Psoriasis
Chronic, recurrent dermatosis with itchy,scaly,red patches covered by silvery gray scales
dermatosis
any skin disease, especially one not characterized by inflammation.
cutaneous
Relating to the skin.
Purpura
Rash in which blood cells leak into the skin
Pustule
Small elevated skin lesion (blister)
Scabies
Contagious,parasitic(itch mite)infection of the skin with pruritus
Seborrhea
Dandruff
Tinea
Infection of the skin caused by a fungus. Also known as ringworm.
Tinea Pedia
athlete's foot
Tinea Capitis
ringworm of the scalp
Tinea Barbae
ringworm of the skin under a beard
Ulcer
Lesion or erosion of skin or mucous membrane (bedsore or decubitus ulcer)
decubitus ulcer
A bed sore, a skin ulcer that comes from lying in one position too long so that the circulation in the skin is compromised by the pressure, particularly over a bony prominence
Urticaria
Swollen,raised,itchy areas (hives)
vesicle
blister; a small bladder or sac containing liquid
Vitiligo
smooth, white patches in the skin caused by the loss of pigment-producing cells.
Wart
Epidermal growth caused by a virus,known as verruca
verruca vulgaris
common wart
Xeroderma
Roughness and dryness of skin