Dermatology Definitions

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Dermatology Definitions
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2014-06-12 11:58:08
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Dermatology Definitions
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  1. Macule
    • Skin discolouration
    • <5mm
  2. Papule
    • Small pimple/swelling
    • Rash
    • Circumscribed
    • <5mm
  3. Nodule
    • Large papule
    • Rounded lump that is different to surroundings
    • >5mm
    • Bigger than a papule
  4. Plaque
    • Broad papule
    • >1cm
    • Greater in diameter than depth
  5. Vesicle
    • Circumscribed
    • Fluid-containing
    • <5mm
  6. Bulla
    • Large vesicle
    • Rounded or irregularly shaped blister
    • Contains serous or seropurulent fluid
    • > 5mm
  7. Pustule
    • Small elevation of the skin
    • Containing cloudy or purulent material
    • Necrotic inflammatory cells
    • Either white or red.
  8. Erosion
    • Discontinuity of the skin exhibiting incomplete loss of the epidermis
    • Lesion is moist, circumscribed
    • Usually depressed
  9. Lichenification
    • Epidermal thickening
    • Visible and palpable thickening of the skin
    • Accentuated skin markings
  10. Ulcer
    • Discontinuity of the skin
    • Complete loss of the epidermis
    • (and often portions of the dermis and even subcutaneous fat)
  11. Erythema
    Redness of skin

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