Description Of Skin Lesions

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It has developed an extensive language to standardize the description of skin lesions, including

(See also judgment of dermatological patients and diagnostic study for skin diseases.) There was an extensive language designed to standardize the description of skin lesions, including type of lesion sometimes (sometimes referred to as primary morphology) configuration of the lesion (as secondary morphology called) texture Color distribution rash is a general term for a temporary rash. Cross-section of the skin and skin structures type of lesion (primary morphology) maculae are flat, non-palpable lesions of usually <10 mm in diameter. Maculae are associated with changes in color and are not lower than the skin surface or higher. A spot is a great macula. Examples include freckles, flat moles, tattoos, port wine stain and the rash in rickettsial infections, rubella, measles (can also papules and plaques have) and some allergic drug eruptions. Papules are elevated lesions of usually <10 mm in diameter that can be felt. Examples are nevi, warts, lichen planus, insect bites, seborrheic keratoses and actinic keratoses, certain acne lesions and skin cancer. The term "maculopapular" is often free and incorrectly used to describe a number of reddened skin rashes; as the term is non-specific and is easily misused, it should be avoided. Plaques are palpable lesions of> 10 mm diameter which are lower than the skin surface or higher. Plaques may have a flat or rounded surface. The lesions in psoriasis and granuloma annulare frequently form plaques. Labial melanotic macula picture provided by Robert MacNeal, M.D. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/labial_melanotic_macule_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/labial_melanotic_macule_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ labial melanotic macula ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37894345 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDie lesion in this picture is macular because it is flat and not palpable and has a small diameter u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’. Figure provided by Robert MacNeal

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