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Glossary for Skin inflammation

Medical terms related to Skin inflammation or mentioned in this section include:

  • Allergic reaction: A hypersensitivity reaction produced by the body, which results in an exaggerated or inappropriate immune reaction to a particular substance.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
  • Biotin deficiency: Vitamin H deficiency
  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Bristleworm poisoning: Bristleworms are a type of marine worm covered in bristles which they can use to sting. The bristles are strong enough to break human skin and cause symptoms.
  • 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
  • Century Plant poisoning: The Century Plant contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause abrasive injuries to the eyes or mucosal linings. It can also cause skin inflammation. The sap is the most toxic part of the plant all though other parts such as the thorns can also cause symptoms.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Acrylic acid: Acrylic acid is a chemical used mainly in the production of resins and acrylic acids which are usually used in adhesives and coatings. It is also used in water treatment and in the production of plastics and detergents. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chrome contact allergy: Chrome contact allergy usually refers to an allergic response to chromium salts which are found in a wide range of products such as leather, paint and cement. Sensitization usually occurs in a workplace settings.
  • Chrysanthemum poisoning: Contact with Chrysanthemum plants can cause a variety of skin symptoms in susceptible people. Repeated exposure increases the risk of developing symptoms.
  • Cobalt allergy: Cobalt chloride allergy usually refers to an allergic response to cobalt which is found in things such as belt buckles, buttons, zips and wet cement. Symptoms usually occur when the article comes into contact with the skin and hence usually results in skin symptoms. Exposure to cobalt can also occur in an occupational setting.
  • Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin.
  • Dermatitis in pregnancy: Dermatitis in pregnancy is inflammation of the skin, which can occur anywhere on the body. The distribution of the rash and presence or absence of a rash can provide a clue as to the diagnosis.
  • Ear Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Ear psoriasis refers to psoriasis that develops on the ears. It can be the result of psoriasis spreading from the scalp and may occasionally be triggered by wearing eye glasses.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis: A rare disorder where the skin on the limbs become painfully inflamed and looses it's elasticity.
  • Erythema: Skin redness caused by congestion of capillaries such as in blushing.
  • Facial Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Facial psoriasis refers to psoriasis that develops on the skin of the face. This location is particularly problematic as suffers are usually very self-conscious about the condition. Facial psoriasis is much more common in children than adults with lesions around the eye and mouth common.
  • Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
  • Genital psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis can occur on the mucous membranes of the genitals but it is not as common as occurrence on the skin. Lesions on the genitals are usually accompanied by lesions on other parts of the body.
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Mac Duffie's syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by immune system problems where immune system particles are deposited on amall blood vessel walls
  • 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.
  • Mouth psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis can occur on the mucous membranes of the mouth but it is not as common as occurrence on the skin. Lesions in the mouth are usually accompanied by lesions on other parts of the body.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nickel contact allergy: Nickel contact allergy usually refers to an allergic response to nickel which is found in most jewellery. Even high carat gold has some nickel content which may pose problems for some people. Symptoms usually only involve the skin that is in contact with the jewellery. Nickel may also be found in watch straps, belt buckles and jeans studs.
  • Nodular melanoma: Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of melanoma. It grows in vertical direction from the outset and grows very fast (months). Nodular melanoma has no known precursor. It is a small black, or if amelanotic, pink nodule that simply enlarges. The lesions tend to bleed.
  • PUPPPS: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
  • Palmoplantar Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Palmoplantar psoriasis refers to psoriasis that develops on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
  • Pellagra: Dietary deficiency of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Phaeohyphomycosis: An opportunistic infection that is caused by dermatiaceous fungi
  • Polychondritis: A serious, progressive, episodic condition characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage in the body. The duration and severity of the episodes can vary.
  • Postoperative Abdominal Wound Dehiscence: The breakdown of a postoperative abdominal wound
  • 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.
  • Psoriasis on Eblows and Knees: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis on the elbows and/or knees is very common.
  • Psoriasis on Mucous Membranes: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis can occur on mucous membranes but it is not as common as occurrence on the skin. Most commonly affected mucous membranes are the genitals and mouth. Lesions on mucous membranes are usually accompanied by lesions on other parts of the body.
  • Psoriasis on lower back: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis on the lower back region is very common.
  • Psoriasis on trunk and limbs: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by scaling and inflammation of the skin which can occur on virtually any part of the body. Psoriasis on the trunk and limbs is quite common and large areas of skin involvement may require systemic treatment.
  • Pyridoxine deficiency: Deficiency of vitamin B6 which has many uses in the body.
  • Rat-bite fever: A disease caused by a rat bite where the patient becomes infected by a bacteria (causes skin ulceration and recurrent fever) or a fungus (causes skin inflammation, muscle pain and vomiting). Also called sodokosis.
  • Rodent ulcer: Facial ulcer not actually related to rodents
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Skin allergies: A reaction to the exposure of the skin to an allergen
  • Skin allergy: A skin allergy is an adverse response by the body's immune system to an allergen. The response may occur when the allergen comes into contact with the skin or when it is inhaled or ingested. A skin allergy manifests in skin symptoms such as hives and itchy skin. The severity of the response is variable.
  • Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin infections: Infection or inflammation of the skin.
  • Skin pain: Pain affecting the skin.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin rash: Change in the skin which affects the color, appearance or texture.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Sores: Sores affecting the skin.
  • Spirurida Infections: Infection with a nematode (worm) from the spirurida order. Nematodes from this order include Loa eyeworm, wuchereria and mansonella. The symptoms are determined by which species is involved. Some cases can result in severe complication if the nematode invades and organ or compresses vital nerves or blood vessels.
  • Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise
  • Sulfone syndrome: A hypersensitivity reaction to sulfone which is a component of a drug called dapsone which is often used to treat skin conditions such as leprosy, vasculitis, dermatitis herpetiformis and Sweet disease. The reaction can result in death in some cases.
  • Superficial spreading melanoma: Superficial spreading melanoma is usually characterized as the most common form of cutaneous melanoma in Caucasians.
  • Weals: Drug reaction, allergy, infection, lupus, overactive thyroid, polycythemia, rheumatic fever, blisters, amyloidosis, progesterone increase, Still's Disease, pregnancy, vasculitis

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