Medical Report for a Dermatologic Condition

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Making use of the following terms, write a fictitious medical report of about two paragraphs describing a dermatologic condition or disease. Focus the report on the onset, progression, location, and etiology of the condition or disease, and the treatment parameters. All terms must be defined in this report.

1. Diaphoresis- Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced. 2. Macule- a discolored spot on the skin that is not raised above the surface. 3. Ulcer- A lesion of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia. 4. Epidermis –top layer of the skin

5. Ecchymosis- The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin. 6. Wheal= A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns. 7. Abscess= a localized collection of pus formed as the product of inflammation and usually caused by bacteria 8. Pediculosis-Infestation with lice.

9. Biopsy The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes 10. Papular A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus. 11. Cryosurgery- surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit 12. Pruritus- Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.

13. Dermabrasion- A surgical procedure designed to remove skin imperfections, such as scars, by abrading the surface of the skin with fine sandpaper or wire brushes. 14. Petechia a minute discoloured spot on the surface of the skin or mucous membrane, caused by an underlying ruptured blood vessel 15. Erythema Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection. 16. Decubitus ulcer a chronic ulcer of the...
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