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16.4 TERMS

Conditions; Lesions, signs and symptoms, neoplasms for DERMATOLOGY

cyst Thick-walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material. Lesion.
ulcer Open sore on the skin or mucous membranes within the body. Lesion.
wheal Smooth, slightly elevated, edematous (swollen) area that is redder or paler than the surrounding skin. Lesion.
acne Chronic papular and pustular eruption of the skin with increased production of sebum.
eczema Inflammatory skin disease with erythematous, papulovesicular lesions.
gangrene Death of tissue associated with loss of blood supply.
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of collagen in the skin, of joints and of internal organs.
tinea Infection of the skin caused by fungus.
vitiligo Loss of pigment in areas of the skin.
callus Increased growth of cells in the keratin layer of the epidermis caused by pressure or friction.
nevus Pigmented lesion of the skin.
verruca Epidermal growth (wart) caused by a virus.
Kaposi sarcoma Malignant, vascular, neoplastic growth characterized by cutaneous nodules.
herpes any of several inflammatory diseases of the skin caused by herpes viruses and characterized by a cluster of vesicles.
keratosis A disease of the skin marked by overgrowth of horny tissue
lesion an abnormal change in structure of an organ or part due to injury or disease
benign Of a mild type or character that does not threaten health or life
abscess Localized, pus containing pocket caused by a bacterial infection
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