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What are you looking for when you assess distribution of skin disease?

Which areas are affected

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What are you looking for when you assess configuration of skin disease?

How lesions are arranged (symmetrical, unilateral etc.)

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What are you looking for when you assess morphology of skin disease?

What the lesion(s) look like

4

What is onycholyisis?

Separation of the nail from the nail bed

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What is hypertrichosis?

Excessive hair growth

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What is hirsutism?

Male pattern hair growth in women

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What is alopecia?

Hair loss

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When would a rash be described as purpura?

Red, does not blanche, may be raised

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What is petechia?

1-2mm of purpura

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When would a rash be described as erythema?

Red, blanches on pressure

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Hypopigmentation of skin is caused by excess melanin. True/False?

False
Caused by low melanin

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What would you call a flat lesion that's less than 1cm?

Macule

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What would you call a flat lesion that's more than 1cm?

Patch

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What would you call a raised lesion that's less than 0.5cm?

Papule

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What would you call a raised lesion that's more than 0.5cm?

Nodule

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What would you call a raised + flat lesion that's greater than 1cm?

Plaque

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What is a wheal?

Compressible dermal swelling
NO FLUID

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What would you called a fluid-filled raised lesion less than 0.5cm?

Vesicle

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What would you called a fluid-filled raised lesion more than 0.5cm?

Bulla

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What is a cyst?

Nodule containing semi-solid material

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What is a pustule?

Pus-filled raised lesion

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What do you call a break in epidermis?

Erosion

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What do you call a break into dermis?

Ulcer