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Stack #70466

CH 3 Adult Health, Integumentary, Primary Skin Lesions

QuestionAnswer
Macule flat circumscribed area that is a change in the color of the skin; less than 1 cm in diameter
Papule elevated, firm, sirsumscribed area less than 1 cm in diameter
Patch a flat nonpalpable irregularly shaped macule more than 1 cm in diameter
Plaque elevated, firm, and rough lession wit a flat top surface greeater than 1 cm in diameter
Wheal elevated, irregularly shaped area of cutaneous edema; solid, transient; variable diamter
Nodule elevated, firm, circumscribed lession' deeper in dermis than a papule; 1-2 cm in diameter
Tumor elevated and solid lession may or maynot be clearly demarcated; deeper in dermis; greater than 2 cm in diameter
Vesicle elvetaed, circumscribed superficial, not into dermis, filled with serous fluid; less than 1 cm in diameter
Bulla vesicle greater than 1 c in diameter
Pustule elevated, superficial lession; similar to a vescile but filled with a purulent fluid
Cyst elevated, sirsumscribed, encapsulated lesion; in dermis or subcutaneous layer; filled with liquid or semisolid material
Telangiectasia fine, irregular red ines roduced by capillary dilation
Scale heaped up keratinized cells; flaky skin; irregular; thick or thin dry or oily; variation in size
Lichenification rough thinked epidermis secondary to persistent rubbing itching or skin irration; often involves flexor surface of extremity
Keliod irregularly shaped elevated, progressively enlarging scar
Scar tin to thick fibrous tissue that replaces normal shin followig injury or laceration to dermis
Excoriation loss of the epidremis; linear hollowed-out crusted area
Fissure Linear crack or break from the epidermis to the dermis, maybe moist or dry
Erosion loss of part of the epidermis; depressed moist glistening follow eruption of a vesicle or bulla
Ulcer loss of epidermis and dermis; concave, varries in size
Crust dreid serum, blood, or purulent exudate; slightly elevataed; size varries; brown, red, black, tan, or straw; scab on abrasion; eczema
Atrophy thinning of the skin surface and loss of the sin markings; skin translucent and paperlike
Created by: morethancjsmom