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Chap 3 Med Terms

pathology relating to the integumentary system

acne Inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles that results in papules and pustules.
acne rosacea Form of acne seen in adults, especially on the nose and cheeks.
acne vulgaris Common form of acne seen in teenagers. Characterized by comedo, papules, and pustules.
basal cell carcinoma Cancerous tumor of the basal cell layer of the epidermis. A frequent type of skin cancer that rarely metastasizes or spreads. These cancers can arise on sun-exposed skin.
burn Damage to the skin that can result from exposure to open fire, electricity, uv rays from the sun, or caustic chemicals. Seriousness depends on the amount of body surface involved and depth of the burn.
1st degree burn Damage to the epidermis layer of the skin; no blisters and no scars.
2nd degree burn Damage extends through the epidermis and into the dermis, causing vesicles to form. Scarring may occur; known as partial thickness burn.
3rd degree burn Damage to full thickness of skin and underlying tissues. Infection is a major concern. Grafts are usually required and scarring will occur. Also called full-thickness burn.
carbuncle furuncle involving several hair follicles.
cellulitis A diffuse, acute infection and inflammation of the skin.
dry gangrene Late stages of gangrene characterized by the affected area becoming black and leathery.
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