Glossary for Skin sores
Medical terms related to Skin sores or mentioned in this section include:
- Basal cell carcinoma: Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
- Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Crystal meth addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use crystal meth on a regular basis. Crystal meth is a powerful stimulant used illegally for its effects. It is highly addictive and known by street names such as ice, speed, glass, crank and chalk. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling.
- Erythema: Skin redness caused by congestion of capillaries such as in blushing.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Folliculitis: An inflammatory reaction which occurs in the follicles
- Functioning pancreatic endocrine tumor: Tumors that develop in the pancreas and cause excessive secretion of one or more pancreatic hormones such as insulin, somatostatin, glucagons, gastrin, ACTH (corticosteroids) and vasoactive intestinal peptidase.
- Furuncles: a furuncle is an infection of a hair follicle
- Glucagonoma syndrome: A rare condition characterized by a tumor which secretes glucagon and a characteristic spreading rash, diabetes mellitus and various other symptoms.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
- Impetigo: Contagious skin rash from bacteria
- 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.
- Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
- Linear IgA dermatosis: A rare autoimmune skin condition characterized by blistered skin. The condition may occur after using certain drugs, following infection or there may be no apparent cause. It tends to occur in the non-reproductive years and most often affects the limbs, face or genital regions but may occur anywhere. The blisters may occur separately, in clusters or various other formations.
- 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.
- Morgellons Disease: A rare disorder involving a variety of skin symptoms such as unusual sensations, skin lesions and the presence of fiber-like particles in or on the skin. There is still dissension over whether this is an actual disorder or whether it is a psychotic disorder or a skin disorder. Further research is being planned.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- 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.
- Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
- Pus: White or yellow oozing fluid
- Rodent ulcer: Facial ulcer not actually related to rodents
- Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Skin Diseases, Viral: Any condition affecting the skin and caused by a virus. There is a range of viruses that can affect the skin in a number of ways – Epstein-Barr, Fifth disease, viral warts, shingles, measles and herpes.
- Skin color changes: Skin changes such as redness, blueness, or whitening.
- Skin conditions: Any condition that affects 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.
- Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise
- Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
- Streptococcal Infections: Various "strep" bacterial infections.
- Superficial spreading melanoma: Superficial spreading melanoma is usually characterized as the most common form of cutaneous melanoma in Caucasians.
- Varicella -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Varicella during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
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