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Introductory notions of Dermatology

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A skin ulcer is an open wound on the skin. It could be caused by a health problem such as infection, by a pressure sore, or by vein problems (venous skin ulcers).

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

Is a chronic thickening of the epidermis with exaggeration of its normal markings, giving it a leathery, barklike appearance, often resulting from the irritation caused by repeated scratching of a ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

Crusts("scabs") result when serum, blood, or purulent exudate dries and it is a hallmark of pyogenic infection. Crusts are yellow when they have arisen from dried serum; green or yellow-green when ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

Sclerosis refers to a circumscribed, diffuse hardening or induration in the skin. It is usually produced by induration of the dermis and/or subcutaneous tissue. Palpation is often necessary in ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

Striae also known as stretch marks are linear, atrophic, pink, purple, or white lesions of the skin. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

The atrophy of the skin may involve the epidermis, or the dermis, or both. It is the thinning process associated with decreased number of cutaneous cells. Sometimes the normal skin markings may be ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

A cyst is a closed sac that contains liquid or semisolid material. On palpation the cyst is usually resilient. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in your body or on your skin. Most cysts are benign, or ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Dermatology

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