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Diseases

MEDOP 230- Dermatology: Diseases

TermDefinition
Dermatitis Any infection or inflammation of the skin
Edema Swelling from excessive amounts of fluid that move from the blood into the dermis or subQ.
Hemorrhage Injury to the blood vessels that releases blood into the skin.
Lesion Any area of visible damage on the skin or a variation from normal skin.
Neoplasm New growth on the skin, benign or malignant
Pruritus The condition of itching; may be associated with many diseases, especially allergic reactions on the skin.
Rash A red or pink skin lesion that is flat or raised, itchy or not itchy.
Xeroderma Excessively dry skin
Albinism Genetic mutation in which melanocytes do not produce melanin; results in a lack of coloration of the skin, hair, and eye.
Cyanosis A bluish-purple discoloration of the skin and nails.
Erythema Red discoloration of the skin; may be local or over large areas of skin.
Jaundice Yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and sclera due to inability of the liver to process bilirubin.
Necrosis Gray-to-black discoloration of skin due to skin death from a burn, ulcer, wound, or poor blood supply
Vitiligo Autoimmune disease in which melanocytes are slowly destroyed and patches of depigmentation appear.
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