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bulla
fluid filled blister>0.5cm in diameter
colloid body
small, round, eosinophillic acellular remnants of keratinocytes or collagen, indicative of degen or necrosis
comedo
BLACKHEAD; sebaceous follicle plug, consisting of cornified cells, sebaceous mat'l, and microorganism
dermatitis
inflam of dermis AND epidermis
dyskeratosis
alteration of kertain prod, which may be abnl, imperfect, or incomplete
epidermotropism
presence of mononuclear cells, usu lymphocytes, in epid
Grenz Zone
nl zone b/w epi and dermis in dz's that fill the dermis but spare the epi
horn cyst
small intraepidermal kertain-filled space resembling a cyst
hyperkeratosis
thickened stratum corneum
parakeratosis
cells in stratum corneum contain nuclei
lichen
a scaley lesion
melanophage
histiocyte that contains melanin
microabscess
small collection of cells, usu PMN, in epi
nevus
"birthmark," resers to common moles
papillomatosis
elongation of rete ridges and dermal papillae such that a "church-spire" like apperance is created
pigment incontinence
deposition of melanin pigment within dermis (usu within melanophages)
pustule
small circumscribed collection of pus (PMN's and necrotic debris)
spongiosis
intercellular edema; inflam cells (mostly lymphs)
vesicle
fluid-filled blister<0.5cm in diameter
urticaria
raised lesion that itches (includes "hives")
aacanthosis
thickened epi, due to keratinocyte hyperplasia