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Dermatological terms

Circumscribed, smooth, flat, discoloured. Up to 1 cm in size Macule
Circumscribed, smooth, raised, discoloured. Up to 1 cm in size Papule
Elevation of skin (blister) with clear fluid contents. Up to 1 mm in size Vesicle
Elevation of skin (blister) with clear fluid contents up to 0.5cm in size Bulla
Blister filled with pus Pustule
Solid elevation of skin, involving the skin and sub-cutis Nodule
Localised, elevated, oedematous area, characterised by red margin and blanched centre Wheal
Coagulated, dry plasma and exudate Crust
Colourless discharge from wounds/ulcers - not commonly used now Ichor
Thin flat epidermal cells - dried Scales
Linear crack in epidermis Fissure
Thickening and hardening of skin due to irritation Lichenification
Fibrous tissue as a replacement for damaged tissue Scar/Cicatrix
Discontinuity of epidermal surface. Ulcer
Created by: Sonialancaster