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Glossary for Nodules

Medical terms related to Nodules or mentioned in this section include:

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  • Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the skin
  • Alibert disease 2: A localized skin infection spread by sandflies and caused by Leishmania tropica. Infections are most common in South America, Midddle East, Mediterranean and Africa. The incubation period lasts from weeks to months.
  • Amyloidosis: A disease characterized by the accumulation of insoluble amyloid protein in tissues and organs which in turn affects the functioning of these tissues and organs.
  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Dermatofibroma: A benign skin growth that usually occurs on the legs but may affect the arms or trunk. The growth is usually discolored and contains hard, scar-like tissue. A minor injury such as an insect bite or a thorn can result in a dermatofibroma. The color of the nodule is variable (brown, pink, skin-colored, yellow, purplish).
  • Erythema nodosum: Allergic skin condition usually on the legs
  • Fibrosarcoma: Fibrosarcoma is a malignant tumor derived from fibrous connective tissue and characterized by immature proliferating fibroblasts or undifferentiated anaplastic spindle cells.
  • Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • Granuloma inguinale: Granulomous disease spread sexually.
  • Heberden's nodes: Small hard nodules that form at the interphalangeal joints due to osteoarthritis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: A bacterial skin infection that occurs when sweat glands become blocked. Inflamed, pus producing nodules develop and eventually cause scarring. Mainly affects sweat glands in the armpits, groin, breasts and anal areas.
  • Hypopigmented lesions in children: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
  • Infection with Mycobacterium marinum: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium marinum which can infect fish and humans. It is often transmitted through contact with contaminated fresh or salt water e.g. handling water in aquariums or swimming.
  • Juvenile temporal arteritis: A rare form of localized blood vessel inflammation that affects older children and young adults. The condition is harmless and any nodules that develop can be removed and do not reappear. The nodules develop in blood vessels in the temples.
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma: Kaposi's sarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the connective tissue, and is often associated with AIDS.
  • Keloid: Hypertrophic scar formation that extends outside the margins of injury.
  • Keratoacanthoma: A benign form of skin tumor that tends to resolve itself with time. Usually the skin lesion grows for about six weeks, remains stable for a variable length of time and then regresses slowly.
  • Leiomyoma: Benign tumour of smooth muscle.
  • Leishmaniasis: A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number of parasitic Leishmania species. Infection can cause any of three different manifestations: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucosal leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis.
  • Leprosy: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
  • Leprosy, susceptibility to, 1: A chronic, progressive infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae which causes skin sores and also affects the eyes, mucous membranes and peripheral nerves. The range of manifestations and severity of symptoms is quite variable. Researchers have discovered a number of genetic mutations linked to an increased susceptibility to leprosy. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome 10p13.
  • Leprosy, susceptibility to, 2: A chronic, progressive infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae which causes skin sores and also affects the eyes, mucous membranes and peripheral nerves. The range of manifestations and severity of symptoms is quite variable. Researchers have discovered a number of genetic mutations linked to an increased susceptibility to leprosy. Type 2 is linked to a defect on chromosome 6q25.2-q27.
  • Leprosy, susceptibility to, 3: A chronic, progressive infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae which causes skin sores and also affects the eyes, mucous membranes and peripheral nerves. The range of manifestations and severity of symptoms is quite variable. Researchers have discovered a number of genetic mutations linked to an increased susceptibility to leprosy. Type 3 is linked to a defect on chromosome 4q32 and 4p14.
  • Leprosy, susceptibility to, 4: A chronic, progressive infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae which causes skin sores and also affects the eyes, mucous membranes and peripheral nerves. The range of manifestations and severity of symptoms is quite variable. Researchers have discovered a number of genetic mutations linked to an increased susceptibility to leprosy. Type 4 is linked to a defect on chromosome 6p21.3.
  • Lipoid proteinosis of Urbach and Wiethe: A rare congenital lipoid storage disease where lipids, carbohydrates and proteins are deposited onto blood vessel walls and other tissues.
  • Lump: Any type of lump on the skin or body areas
  • Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
  • Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurofibromatosis: Nerve disorders often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A rare inflammatory skin disorder characterized by small red bumps or blisters which eventually become ulcerated.
  • River Blindness: Skin and eye infection caused by the helminth (worm) 'Onchocerca volvulus', transmitted via fly bites and usually seen only in parts of Africa, the Middle East and South America
  • Sarcoid: A fleshy tumor.
  • Skin bumps: Bumps or lumps on the skin.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Soft tissue symptoms: Symptoms affecting the soft tissues such as ligaments or tendons.
  • Sporotrichosis: A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound.
  • Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
  • Tick bite: When an individual is bitten by a tick
  • Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.
  • Wells syndrome: A rare disorder affecting the skin and characterized by a flame-shaped patch of raised red skin which eventually undergoes changes such as blistering and altered color.
  • Xanthoma: Fatty deposits under the skin causing yellow bumps
  • Yaws: A rare infections disease caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria Treponema pertenue. The disease consists of three phases: skin lesions are followed by bone, joint and widespread skin symptoms and finally by inflammation and destruction of cartilage in the nose, pharynx and palate. Transmission can be through direct contact with infected skin, insect bites or sex.

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