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Vitiligo
inherited skin disorder producing smooth, irregularly - shaped white patches, caused by the loss of pigment producing cells.
Wheal
also known as Urticaria, an itchy swollen lesion that occurs shortly after an insect bite or allergic reaction
Nevus
Birthmark on the skin, characterized by small or large irregularly -shaped marks or stains
Anhidrosis
Lack of perspiration due to an underactive sudoriferous gland
Excoriation
occurs through the scraping or scratching of the epidermal layer of skin\'s surface; this can occur with an existing sore being scratched, irritating the existing injury
Leukoderma
skin disorder that is characterized by light patches (hypopigmentation)can be caused by a burn or congenital disease, such as albinism
Maule
area of discoloration that appear on the skin surface; for example, freckles
Pustule
inflamed, elevated pimple that contains pus
Verruca
the medical term for a wart, characterized by a hard, rough, red or flesh-colored bump that is commonly found on hands or feet
Bromhidrosis
foul -smelling perspiration
Milla
small, white, keratin filled bumps or cysts that are enclosed within the epidermis with no visible opening; commonly found around the eyes, cheeks and/or forehead
Vesicle
small blister containing clear, watery fluid
Chloasma
also known as liver spots or moth patches, are non-elevated, hyperpigmented, light to dark brown spots and scattered on hands, arms face
Dermatitis Venenata
also known as Contact Dermatitis, is an allergic reaction caused by the skin\'s sensitivity to the exposure or use of a certain product
Albinism
Rare, congenital skin disorder characterized by a total or partial lack of melanin in the body
Eczema
Painful, itchy and non-contagious skin inflammation, which can have the appearance of either dry or moist lesions
Keratoma
also known as callus or tyloma, is a thickened or hardened area of skin caused by friction, continual rubbing or pressure over the same part of skin
Hirsutism
also known as Hypertrichosis, is extreme hairness or excessive growth of hair, sometimes on uncommon areas of the face and body
impetigo
contagious bacterial infection of the skin characterized by open lesions
Comedo
skin lesion containing masses of sebum trapped in the hair follicle; two types of comedones are open comedones (blackheads) and closed comedones (whiteheads)
Miliaria Rubra
also known as heat rash or prickly heat, is a rash of tiny , red, raised spots appearing on the skin, accompanied by burning and itching
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
common form of skin cancer, also non-melanoma type; it has an appearance of enlarged red nodules and a rough texture
Hepatitis
bloodborne virus that can cause inflammation of the liver caused by infections of toxic agents and is characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement and abdominal pain
MRSA
infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics commonly found on the skin and starts as small, red bumps
AIDS
the final stage of the HIV virus, which destroys the immune system
HIV
bloodborne pathogen that weakens the immune system by destroying the white bloid cells; HIV is the virus that can lead to AIDS
Disinfection
to destroy microorganisms on nonporous surfaces and prevent infection; the second level of infection control
Sterilization
chemical process that completely destroys all microbial life and bacterial spores on nonporous surfaces; the most effective /highest level of infection control; germ-free
Antiseptic
agent that prevents or reduces infection by eliminating or decreasing the growth of microorganisms; it can be applied safely to the skin to cleanse a superficial wound or assist in the removal of bacteria
Tuberculocidal
product that is able to kill the bacteria that cause tuberculosis
Fungicidal
Capable of destroying fungi
Hyperhidrosis
an over-abundance of perspiration due to an overactive sudorferous gland
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