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Diseases » Rodent ulcer » Glossary
 

Glossary for Rodent ulcer

  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Dermatitis: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Facial ulcer: A break in the epithelium on the skin of the face.
  • 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.
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Ulcer: A local defect in the mucosa

 

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