Skin Lesions

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Skin Lesions
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2010-12-07 01:47:13
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  1. Macule
    • Lesion ≤ 1cm
    • ex. Petechiae, freckle
  2. Patch
    • Lesion > 1 cm
    • ex. Vitiligo
  3. Papule
    • Mass ≤ 0.5 cm
    • ex. mole
  4. Plaque
    • Mass > 5 cm
    • ex. coalesced papules
  5. Nodule
    • Mass 0.5 - 2 cm
    • firmer than papule
    • ex. wart
  6. Tumor
    • Mass 2 cm
    • ex. Lipoma
  7. Wheal
    • irregular, superficial area of localized skin edema
    • ex. hives, mosquito bite
  8. Vesicle
    • Filled with serous fluid ≤ 0.5 cm
    • ex. Herpes simplex
  9. Bulla
    • Filled with serous fluid >0.5 cm
    • ex. 2nd degree burn
  10. Pustule
    • Filled with pus
    • ex. acne, impetigo
  11. Erosion
    • loss of superficial epidermis, moist, nonbleeding surface
    • ex: moist area after rupture of a vesicle (as in chickenpox)
  12. Ulcer
    • loss of epidermis and dermis, may bleed and scar
    • ex: stasis ulcer
  13. Fissure
    deep linear crack, extends into dermis
  14. Crust
    • dried residue of serum, pus, or blood
    • ex. impetigo
  15. Scale
    • thin flake of exfoliated dermis
    • ex: dandruff, dry skin
  16. Lichenification
    • thickened and roughened epidermis, with increased visibility of skin furrows
    • ex: atrophic dermatitis
  17. Atrophy
    • thinning of the skin, loss of skin furrows, shiny appearance
    • ex: peripheral vascular disease
  18. Excoriation
    scratch of the epidermis
  19. Scar
    fibrous tissue replaces tissue in the dermis or subcutaneous layer
  20. Keloid
    hypertrophied scar
  21. Comedo
    • plugged opening of a subaceous gland, a hallmark of acne
    • ex: common blackhead
  22. Telangiectasia
    • small, dilated, red or bluish surface of vessels
    • may be part of a basal cell carcinoma or skin injury from radiation
  23. Nevus
    • flat to slightly elevated, round, evenly pigmented
    • ex: common mole

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