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Tag Archives: Skin Disorders

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum (EED)

What Is Erythema Elevatum Diutinum? Erythema elevatum diutinum is a rare leucocytoclastic vasculitis thought to be caused by an immune response that is characterized by inflammation, a rash, and scarring of small blood vessels of the skin. A characteristic poorly defined ...

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Edema

What Is Edema? Edema is an abnormal swollen condition of the skin characterized by excess extracellular fluid volume, meaning there is an increase of the fluid that normally surrounds cells. Edema may be hardly noticeable or it can become extensive. ...

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Cutis Laxa, Acquired

What Is Acquired Cutis Laxa? Acquired cutis laxa is an uncommon skin disorder characterized by abnormal reduction and degeneration of elastic fibers of the skin that can appear simply as thick, saggy skin with loose folds to severe involvement showing ...

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Cutaneous Vasculitis 

What Is Cutaneous Vasculitis? Cutaneous vasculitis is a vascular disease of small blood vessels serving the skin that is characterized by segmental (spotty) inflammation of affected vessel walls resulting in their necrosis (destruction). Scarring is seen in the affected skin ...

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Bruising, Easy (Ecchymosis)

What Is Easy Bruising? Ecchymosis, or easy bruising, is a feature of impaired secondary hemostasis (blood clotting) characterized by subcutaneous bleeding (under the skin) in response to light trauma. Q: What causes easy bruising? A: Easy bruising is the direct ...

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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

What Is Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura? Immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), formerly called idiopathic, is an immune mediated bleeding disorder characterized by destruction of circulating platelets (thrombocytes) by autoantibodies in the presence of normal bone marrow and without other conditions that cause ...

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Psoriasis: definition

A chronic relapsing dermatosis characterized by scaling, erythema (redness), and less commonly pustulation that is an associated disorder of celiac disease involving deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and zinc – features of malnutrition. Click for full description.

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Melanoma: definition

A cutaneous malignancy (cancer) with rapid invasion and metastasis (spread) characterized by growth from melanocytes (pigment containing skin cells) appearing as a new mole or enlarging from an exisiting mole, changing shape, size or color. Click for full description.

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Ichthyosis, Acquired: definition

An uncommon, non-hereditary, non-inflammatory cutaneous disorder resulting from malnutrition characterized by dry, rough skin with prominent symmetrical scaling that involves significant portions of the body.

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Hangnail: definition

Painful broken epidermis (skin) at root or lateral (side) edge of fingernail or toenail, producing a tiny, partially detached flap of skin.

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