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Skin Assessment-HI

QuestionAnswer
What term is use to describe an inflammatory skin condition? Dermatitis
What is the medical term for lack of perspiration? Anhidrosis
What is the medical term for excessive perspiration? Hyperhydrosis
What term is used to describe foul smelling perspiration? Bromidrosis (osmidrosis)
When a follicle ruptures deep within the dermis allowing irritating oil and dead cells to seep into the surrounding tissue, what does it form? Cyst
What do you call an infection of the hair follicle, also called a boil? Furuncle
What do you call a condition of dry scaly skin due to deficiency of sebum production? Asteatosis
What is another term for steatoma? Wen
This is a subcutaneous tumor of the sebaceous gland. Also called a sebaceous cyst. Steatoma
What do you call a skin condition that is characterized by excessive oiliness, chronic inflammation of the cheeks and nose, and redness due to dilation of blood vessels? Rosacea
What do you call a condition of shiny or oily skin, usually on the nose, forehead and scalp, caused by over active sebaceous glands? Seborrhea
What do you call a chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin? Acne
What is the technical term for a white head? Milia
What is the technical term for a black head? Comedone
What do you call an oversensitivity to normally harmless substances? Allergy
What is the technical name for a scar? Cicatrix
What do you call a lesion made of fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue after an injury? Scar
What do you call an open lesion on the skin or mucous membrane with loss of skin depth? Ulcer
What do you call a crack or tear in the skin, such as chapped hands or lips? Fissure
What do you call an abrasion on the skin that is produced by scratching or scraping? Excoriation
What do you call an accumulation of serum, pus, blood and epidermal material? Crust (scab)
What do you call an accumulation of epidermal flakes, either dry or greasy? Scale
What do you call an elevation of the skin that has an inflamed base containing pus? Pustule
What do you call a large blister containing a watery fluid? Bulla
What kind of lesions can poison ivy produce? Vesicles
What do you call a blister filled with clear fluid? Vesicle
What do you call a solid growth that is larger than a nodule, fluidless, and it may be malignant or benign? Tumor
What do you call a solid lump that is larger than a papule and contains no fluid? Nodule (tubercle)
What do you call an itchy, swollen lesion that is usually caused by a mosquito bite? Wheal
What do you call a small elevated lesion that contains no fluid and is classified as a primary lesion? Papule
What do you call a small discolored spot that is flat like a freckle? Macule
What do you call a structural change in the skin or tissue that is usually caused by an injury or disease? Lesion
What term is used to describe symptoms or diseases that are long term and reoccurring? Chronic
What term is used to describe symptoms or diseases that are short term and violent or severe? Acute
What is the medical term for swelling? Edema
What is the medical term for redness? Erythema
What is the medical term for a callus? Keratoma
What is the medical term for the foretelling of a probable course of a disease? Prognosis
What is the medical term for recognition of a disease based on it's symptoms? Diagnosis
What is the medical term for the study of the cause of a disease? Etiology
What is the medical term for the study of the hair? Trichology
What is the medical term for the study of diseases? Pathology
What is the medical term for symptoms that can be seen such as pimples, pustules or inflammation? Objective symptoms
What is the medical term for symptoms that can be felt such as itching, burning or pain? Subjective symptoms
What is the medical term used to describe a sign or indication of a disease? Symptom
What is the branch of medicine that deals with the skin and it's diseases? Dermatology
What is an obvious sign of infection? Pus
What do you call a round, thickened patch of epidermis that is caused by friction? Keratoma (callus)
What do you call an auto-immune disorder that causes the skin to harden? Scleroderma
What is the medical term used to describe a skin condition in which the patient experiences swelling due to scratching or friction of the skin? Dermographia
What is the medical term used to describe "writing on the skin"? Dermographia
Which of the fluidless lesions are the largest? Tumor
Which skin cancer is described as being a smooth, black or blue-black, hairless lesion? Melanoma
Which of the skin cancers is the least common but the most malignant? Melanoma
Which of the skin cancers is the most common but the least malignant? Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
What do you call a raised, excessive, or hypertrophic scar? Keloid
What do you call a lesion that is made of bead like fibrous tissue that stands away from the skin? Skin tag
What is the medical term for a wart? Verruca
What do you call a small brown spot on the skin that can be flat or raised and varies in size and color? Mole
What is the technical term for an excessive growth that is caused by multiplication or enlargement of it's cells. Hypertrophy
What do you call a congenital absence of color? Albinism
What do you call abnormal white patches on the skin? Leucoderma
What is the medical term for a birth mark? Naevus
What do you call discoloration or abnormal stains on the face? Chloasma
What term is often referred to as "the mask of pregnancy"? Chloasma
What is the medical term used to describe a small, yellowish to brownish colored spot on the skin? Lentigine
What do you call a bacterial infection of the skin characterized by oozing lesions? Impetigo
What do you call a viral infection of the skin characterized by one or more vesicles? Herpes
Which herpes virus is used to describe one or more vesicles on the face and mouth area? Herpes simplex 1
Which herpes virus is used to describe one or more vesicles in the genital area? Herpes simplex 2
What term is used to describe a chronic, inflammatory condition characterized by silvery scales? Psoriasis
What do you call a honey colored crust that is a sign of normal healing after electrolysis treatment? Eschar (lymph crust)
What is the technical term for bleeding? Hemorrhage
What is the technical name for bruising? Ecchymosis
What is the technical name for micro-hemorrhaging? Petechiae
Created by: ElectricEsti