Glossary for Mucous membrane lesions
Medical terms related to Mucous membrane lesions or mentioned in this section include:
- Acute Pesticide poisoning -- xylene: Xylene is an ingredient used in certain insecticides. Exposure to the chemical can cause a range of symptoms depending on the level and route of exposure. Exposure can occur through inhalation, ingestion, the skin or eyes. Acute exposure involves a exposure over a short period of time whereas chronic exposure occurs over a longer period of time.
- Behcet's syndrome: Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas.
- Bullous Pemphigoid: An autoimmune disease characterized by chronic itchy blistering of the skin. Also called pemphigoid.
- Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Decreased folate: Decrease in one of the B vitamins required for red blood cell production
- Dermatostomatitis, Stevens Johnson type: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
- Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
- Erythroplakia: Erythroplakia refers to an abnormal flat area of reddened mouth tissue that has no known cause.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Geographic Tongue: Geographic tongue is a tongue that resembles a map because of patches of tissue on the surface.
- HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
- Hairy Tongue: Abnormal sensation where the tongue feels hairy or furry.
- Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Common contagious viral infant or child condition
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Herpesvirus: A group of DNA viruses that occur in humans
- Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Leucoplakia: A thick white patch occurring on mucous membranes such as inside the mouth. It canít be rubbed off and may become malignant.
- Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is a condition in which there are white patches on the tongue and mucus membranes of the mouth.
- Lichen planus: Skin rash
- Lupus erythematosus: aid an autoimmune disorder which can affect most of the organs in the body
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Mucus membrane symptoms: Symptoms affecting the mucus membranes.
- Mucus symptoms: Symptoms related to mucus
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Oral lesions: lesions arising in the oral cavity.
- Oral thrush: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth.
- Pellagra: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Pemphigus Vulgaris: A severe autoimmune skin disease characterized by blistering of the skin including the mucous membranes inside the mouth and esophagus.
- Reiterís syndrome: A form of reactive arthritis characterized by arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis and skin lesions.
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Stevens Johnson syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
- Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.
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