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Skin Disorders

Skin

TermDefinition
Acne caused by overactive sebaceous glands
Impetigo highly contagious infection caused by staph- or strep- bacteria
Tinea fungus that causes ringworm, jock itch and athlete's foot
Warts growths of the skin caused by papillomaviruses
Boils infection of the hair follicles caused by staph-bacteria
Urticaria Hives- raised lesions on the skin that leak fluids from the skin's blood vessels
Decubitus Ulcers pressure sores, also called bedsores
Scleroderma autoimmune disease where the skin hardens
Eczema Inflammatory response to an allergry, bumps, blisters, red skin
Psoriasis chronic inflammatory disorder, scaly skin due to excessive rate of the epidermis.
Malignant Hyperthermia inherited condition where the body's temperature is always higher than normal.
Heat exhaustion when the body loses large amounts of fluids usually in hot weather, weakness, dizziness, muscle cramps
Heat Stroke body temperature increases to 105 deg.
Hypothermia body temperature falls below 95 deg.
Frost Bite formation of ice crystals in tissue
Necrosis Tissue death
Gangrene decay of dead tissue