Primary Lesions

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PNP9
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249328
Filename:
Primary Lesions
Updated:
2013-11-27 18:28:24
Tags:
Flat
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Dermatology
Description:
Lesions
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  1. What are flat lesions?
    • Macule
    • Patch
  2. What is a macule?
    • small, < 1cm
    • Round, not palpable
    • solitary or in group
    • Ex: mole, freckles
  3. Patch?
    • big, > 1cm
    • irregular shape
    • Ex: mongolian spots, pork wine stains
  4. What are raised and solid lesions?
    • Papule
    • Plaque
    • Wheal
    • Nodule
    • Cyst
  5. Papule?
    • < 1cm, elevated
    • dome shaped, flat topped
    • round
    • Ex: classic molluscum
  6. Plaque?
    • > 1cm, elevated
    • NEVER reached the DERMIS
    • Ex: psoriasis, drug reaction
  7. Wheal?
    • rounded or flat top lesion
    • swelling in the dermis
    • hives, mosquitoe bite
  8. Nodule?
    • > 1 cm
    • can be felt rather than being seen
    • deeper and firmer
    • may involve epidermis, dermis and subcu
    • Arthritis, gout
  9. Cyst?
    • Sac filled with semi solid material, pretty sticky
    • Ex: melia
  10. What are fluis filled lesions?
    • Vesicle
    • Bulla
    • Pustule
  11. Vesicle?
    < 1cm, elevated or cavity
  12. Bulla?
    • > 1cm
    • one or multi
  13. Pustule?
    • < 0.5 cm
    • Pus filled

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