Skin Lesions

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  1. MACULE
    • flat, non palpable, <1cm
    • ex: freckle
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  2. PAPULE
    • palpable, elevated, <1cm
    • ex: wart or mole
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  3. NODULE
    • elevated, firm with circumscribed borders, 1-2cm
    • ex: lipomas
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  4. PUSTULE
    • elevated, serous/pus filled vesicle, vary in size
    • ex: impetigo, acne
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  5. WHEAL
    • elevated, erythmatous with irregular borders that contain fluid in the tissue
    • ex: insect bite, hives
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  6. VESICLE
    • elevated, fluid filled <1cm
    • ex: herpes zoster (shingles)
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  7. BULLA
    • elevated, fluid filled >1cm
    • ex: varicella (chix pox), small burns, herpes lesions
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  8. CYST
    • elevated, firm
    • ex: sebaceous
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pachie_18
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Card Set:
Skin Lesions
Updated:
2012-06-01 16:52:55
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