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skin assessment lesions

TermDefinition
Macule lesion type, description, example Primary lesion. flat, round. ex) freckle
Patch lesion type, description, example Primary lesion. flat, larger than macule, larger than 1cm. ex) measles
Papule lesion type, description, example Primary lesion elevated solid ex) mole, or ringworm
Wheal lesion type, description, example Primary Lesion elevated, no fluid ex) insect bite
Vesicle lesion type, description, example Primary lesion elevated, fluid-filled ex) blister
Pustule lesion type, description, example Primary lesion eletated, filled with pus ex) pimple/acne
Nodule lesion type, description, example Primary lesion elevated solid ex) lymph node
Cyst lesion type, description, example Primary lesion fluid of solid filled, underneath the skin
Plaque lesion type, description, example Primary lesion papules ex) psoriasis
Scales lesion type, description, example Secondary lesion dead epidermis ex) cradle cap
Crust lesion type, description, example Secondary lesion, scab
Excoriation lesion type, description, example Secondary lesion, abrasion ex) scabies
Fissure lesion type, description, example Secondary lesion, slit ex) athletes foot
Keloid Seconadry lesion, hypertrophic scar
Ulcer open sore ex) pressure sore
Type of lesion, annular, ex circular ex) ringworm
confluent run together
discrete distinct
gyrate twisted
grouped clustered ex) dermatitis
linear scratch, line - shingles
target ring - lyme disease
zostiform unilateral - shingles
polycytis grow together - psoriasis
Created by: julietitus