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Dermatology

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DECUBITUS ULCER BED SORES.....CAUSED BY CONSTANT PRESSURE OFTEN AT PRESSURE POINTS OVERLYING A BONY PROMINENCE.. EPIDERMIS AND DERMIS BREAK DOWN RESULTING IN A DEEP ULCER. TREATMENT: FREQUENT REPOSITIONING
PUNCH BIOPSY REMOVAL OF A PLUG-SHAPED CORE OF EPIDERMIS AND DERMIS AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE WITH A CIRCULAR METAL CUTTER.
ADIPOSE ADIP/O = FAT ; -OSE = FULL OF (HYPODERMIS OR SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE CONTAINING LYPOCYTES)
ACNE ROSACEA CHRONIC SKIN CONDITION OF MIDDLE AGED PATIENTS...SEBACEOUS GLANDS SECRETE EXCESS SEBUM. BLOTCHY ERYTHEMA. DILATED SUPERFICIAL BLOOD VESSELS. EDEMA MADE WORSE BY HEAT, COLD, STRESS, EMOTIONS ETC. TREATMENT: TOPICAL ANTIBACTERIAL OR ANTIPROTOZOAL DRUGS
CUTICLE CUT/I = SKIN ; -CLE = SMALL THING. THE EDGE OF DEAD CELLS ARISING FROM THE EPIDERMIS ALONG THE END OF THE PROXIMAL NAIL. ADHERENT TO THE NAIL PLAT TO PREVENT MICROORGANISMS FROM ENTERING THE NAIL ROOT
PEDICULOSIS PEDICUL/O - LICE ; -OSIS = CONDITION; STATE INFESTATION OF LICE AND THEIR EGGS (NITS) IN THE SCALP, HAIR EYELASHES AND GENITAL HAIR .
KELOID SCAR (SEE ALSO CICATRIX) FIBROUS SCAR TISSUE COMPOSED OF COLLAGEN. TYPICALLY LARGER THAN THE ORIGINAL INJURY. CAUSED BY AN OVERPRODUCTION OF COLLAGEN. TREATMENT: SURGICAL REMOVAL
MALIGNANT MELANOMA MALIGN/O - CANCER OR INTENTIONALLY CAUSING HARM, -ANT = PERTAINING TO, MELAN/O - BLACK, -OMA - MASS OR TUMOR (SKIN CANCER THAT BEGINS IN THE MELANOCYTES IN THE EPIDERMIS. GROWS QUICKLY AND METASTASIZES TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY.
ABCD (CHARACTERISTICS OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA) A - ASYMMETRY (ONE SIDE HAS DIFF SHAPE THAN THE OTHER), B - BORDER (BORDER IS IRREGULAR OR RAGGED), C- COLOR (COLOR VARIES FROM BLACK TO BROWN WITHIN THE SAME LESION) D- DIAMETER (DIAMETER IS GREATER THAN 6MM - 1/4 OF AN INCH)
LESIONS VISIBLE DAMAGE TO THE SKIN (CYSTS, FISSURES, MACULE, PAPULE, SCALE, VESSICLE, WHEAL)
Created by: kdelacosta
 

 



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