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Common Shapes And Configurations Of Lesions


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annular
 
or circular-begins in center and spreads to periphery
examples of annular lesions
 
tinea corporis (ringworm)tinea versicolorpityriasis rosea
confluent
 
lesions run together
example of confluent lesion
 
urticaria (hives)
discrete
 
distinct individual lesions that remain separate
example of discrete lesion
 
acrochordon (skin tags)acne
gyrate
 
twisted, coiled, spiral, snakelike
grouped
 
clusters of lesions
examples of grouped lesions
 
vesicles of contact dermatitis
linear
 
a scratch, streak, line or stripe
target or iris-resembles iris of eye
 
concentric rings of color in the lesion
example of target or iris lesion
 
erythema multiforme
zosteriform
 
linear arrangement along a unilateral curve route like the back to back shoulder and down arm
example of zosteriform lesion
 
herpes zoster
polycyclic
 
annular lesions grow together
example of polycyclic lesion
 
lichen planuspsoriasis

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