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Patient Education

Pat Ed YBI Chapter Six Lesions

Small, flat circumscribed lesion of a different color than the normal skin. Macule
Palpable elevated lesion; varies in size. Nodule
Elevated erythematous lesion, usually containing purulent exudate. Pustule
Large, slightly elevated lesion with flat surface, often topped by scale. Plaque
Dry, rough surface or dried exudate or blood. Crust
Thick, dry, rough surface (leatherlike). Lichenification
Raised, irregular, and increasing mass of collagen resulting from excessive scar tissue formation. Keloid
Cavity with loss of tissue from the epidermis and dermis, often weeping or bleeding. Ulcer
Shallow, moist cavity in epidermis. Erosion
Circular area on the skin that is reddened and elevated. Papule
Small blister that is less than 0.5 cm in diameter. Vesicle
Crack or groove on a surface. Fissure
Blackhead Comedo
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