Dermatology Key Terms

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Dermatology Key Terms
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  1. Dried exudate from a lesion on the skin
    Crust or Scab
  2. Reddened skin
    Erythema
  3. A split in the epidermis extending into the dermis
    Fissure
  4. To scratch or rub off the skin
    Excoriate
  5. A substance such as a conterirritant, which when apllied to the skin causes erythema
    Rubefacient
  6. Same as vesicle, but bigger. Diameter greater than 1cm
    Blister or bulla
  7. A sharply circumscribed elevated lesion containing fluid up to 1cm
    Vesicle
  8. Dead cells caused by severe trauma or infection
    Necrosis
  9. Eruption of itching wheals, usually of systemic origin; may be due to state of hypersensitivity
    Urticaria aka hives
  10. Thickening & hardening of skin into an irregular plaque due to excessive rubbing or scratching
    Lichenification
  11. Flat discolored lesion less than 1 cm in diameter
    Macule
  12. Same as macules (flat discolored lesions) but larger than 1cm
    Patches
  13. An erosion of the epidermis exposing the dermis
    Ulcer
  14. A solid, circumscribed, elevated lesion < 1cm in diameter
    Papule
  15. A palpable, papular, relatively flat lesion more than 1 cm in diameter
    Plaque
  16. Circumscribed, elevated lesion < 1cm containing pus. (Larger lesion termed “abcess”/ “furuncle”)
    Pustule
  17. Accumulation of loose, desquamated, hyperkeratitic epidermal cells
    Scale

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