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Glossary for Rash distribution

Medical terms related to Rash distribution or mentioned in this section include:

  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Lichen planus: Skin rash
  • Measles: Once common viral infection now rare due to vaccination.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Pemphigus: A rare group of autoimmune skin disorders where blisters or raw sores develop on the skin and mucous membranes. The bodies immune system destroys proteins the hold skin cells together resulting in blistering. The condition can be life-threatening if untreated.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Rash: Rash of any type affecting the skin.
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive blood vessel growth, calcium accumulation inside the brain and seizures.
  • 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.
  • Tinea: A condition which is characterized by an infection caused by a fungus
  • Tuberous sclerosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by harmartomatous skin nodules, seizures, phakomata and bone lesions.
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Xanthoma: Fatty deposits under the skin causing yellow bumps

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