Chapter 20 - Skin Diseases and Disorders

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1. Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands from retained secretions and Propionbacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria. Acne
2. Congenital leukoderma or absence of melanin pigment of the body, including the hair, skin, and eyes. Albinism
3. Deficiency in perspiration, often a result of fever or certain skin diseases. Anhidrosis
4. Condition of dry, scaly skin due to a deficiency or absence of sebum that is caused by old age and by exposure to cold. Asteatosis
5. Most common and least severe type of skin cancer; often characterized by light or pearly nodules. Basal Cell Carcinoma
6. Foul-smelling perspiration, usually noticeable in the armpits or on the feet. Bromhidrosis
7. Large blister containing a watery fluid; similar to a vesicle but larger. Bulla (plural: bullae)
8. Condition characterized by increased pigmentation on the skin in spots that are not elevated. Chloasma
9. Hair follicle filled with keratin and sebum. When the sebum of the comedone is exposed to the environment, it oxidizes and turns black (blackheads). When the follicle is closed and not exposed to the environment, comedones are a white or cream color (whiteheads). Comedo (plural: comedones)
10. Dead cells that form over a wound or blemish while it is healing; an accumulation of sebum and pus, sometimes mixed with epidermal material. Crust
11. Closed, abnormally developed sac containing fluid, semifluid, or morbid matter, above or below the skin. Cyst
12. Inflammatory condition of the skin Dermatitis
13. Also known as contact dermatitis. An eruptive skin infection caused by contact with irritating substance such as chemicals or tints. Dermatitis Venenata
14. Inflammatory, painful itching disease of the skin, acute or chronic in nature, presenting many forms of dry or moist lesions. Eczema
15. Skin sore or abrasion produced by scratching or scraping. Excoriation
16. Crack in the skin that penetrates the epidermis, such as chapped hands or lips. Fissure
17. Fever blister or cold sore; recurring viral infection Herpes Simplex
18. Excessive sweating, caused by heat or general body weakness. Hyperhidrosis
19. Abnormal growth of the skin. Hypertrophy
20. Thick scar resulting from excessive growth of fibrous tissue. Keloid
21. Acquired, superficial, thickened patch of epidermis commonly known as callus, caused by pressure or friction on the hands and feet. Keratoma
22. Technical term for freckles. Small yellow- to brown-colored spots on skin exposed to sunlight and air. Lentigines (singular: lentigo)
23. Mark on the skin. May indicate an injury or damage that changes the structure of tissues or organs. Lesion
24. Skin condition characterized by light abnormal patches; caused by a burn or congenital disease that destroys the pigment-producing cells. Leukoderma
25. Spot or discoloration on the skin, such as a freckle. Macule (plural: maculae)
26. Most serious form of skin cancer; often characterized by black or dark brown patches on the skin that may appear uneven in texture, jagged, or raised. Malignant Melanoma
27. Benign, keratin-filled cysts that can appear just under the epidermis and have no visible opening. Milia
28. Acute inflammatory disorder of the sweat glands, characterized by the eruption of small red vesicles and accompanied by burning, itching skin. Miliaria Rubra
29. Small, brownish spot or blemish on the skin, ranging in color from pale tan to brown or bluish black. Mole
30. Small or large malformation of the skin due to abnormal pigmentation or dilated capillaries; commonly known as birthmark. Nevus
31. Pimple; small circumscribed elevation on the skin that contains no fluid but may develop pus. Papule
32. Skin disease characterized by red patches, covered with silver-white scales usually found on the scalp, elbows, knees, chest, and lower back, but rarely on the face. Psoriasis
33. Inflamed pimple containing pus. Pustule
34. Chronic congestion appearing primarily on the cheeks and nose, characterized by redness, dilation of the blood vessels, and formation of papules and pustules. Rosacea
35. Any thin plate of epidermal flakes, dry or oily, such as abnormal or excessive dandruff. Scale
36. Light-colored, slightly raised mark on the skin formed after an injury or lesion of the skin has healed. Scar or Cicatrix
37. Skin condition caused by an inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Often characterized by inflammatio, dry or oily scaling, or crusting and/or itchiness. Seborrheic Dermatitis
38. A greatly increased or exaggerated sensitivity to products. Sensitization
39. A small brown or flesh-colored outgrowth of the skin. Skin Tag
40. Type of skin cancer more serious than basal cell carcinoma; often characterized by scaly red papules or nodules. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
41. Abnormal brown or wine-colored skin discoloration with a circular and irregular shape. Stain
42. Sebaceous cyst or fatty tumor. Steatoma
43. Change in pigmenation of skin caused by exposure to the sun or ultraviolet rays. Tan
44. Dilation of the surface blood vessels. Telangiectasias
45. Abnormal rounded, solid lump above, within, or under the skin; larger than a papule. Tubercle
46. A swelling; an abnormal cell mass resulting from excessive multiplication of cells, varying in size, shape, and color. Tumor
47. Open lesion on the skin or mucous membrane of the body, accompanied by pus and loss of skin depth. Ulcer
48. Technical term for wart; hypertrophy of the papillae and epidermis. Verruca
49. Small blister or sac containing clear fluid, lying within or just beneath the epidermis. Vesicle
50. Milky-white spots (leukoderma) of the skin. Vitiligo is hereditary and may be related to thyroid conditions. Vitiligo
51. Itchy, swollen lesion that lasts only a few hours; caused by a blow, the bite of an insect, urticaria, or the sting of a nettle. Wheal