skin disorder

Definitions of skin disorder
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n a disease affecting the skin

Synonyms:
disease of the skin, skin disease
Types:
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acantholysis
a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus)
acanthosis
an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
acanthosis nigricans, keratosis nigricans
a skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant
acne
an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
dermatosis
disorder involving lesions or eruptions of the skin (in which there is usually no inflammation)
eczema
generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
erythroderma
any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
furunculosis
acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles
impetigo
a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
jungle rot
skin disorder induced by a tropical climate
keratoderma, keratodermia
any skin disorder consisting of a growth that appears horny
keratonosis
any abnormal condition of the outer skin (epidermis)
keratosis
a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
leukoderma
a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin
lichen
any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
livedo
skin disorder characterized by patchy bluish discolorations on the skin
lupus
any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
melanism, melanosis
a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
molluscum
any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
necrobiosis lipoidica, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
skin disease marked by thin shiny patches (especially on the legs); often associated with diabetes mellitus
pemphigus
a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
prurigo
chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by blister capped papules and intense itching
psoriasis
a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
rhagades
cracks or fissures in the skin (especially around the mouth or anus)
Saint Anthony's fire
any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions
seborrhea
a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
vitiligo
an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
xanthoma
a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism
xanthosis
an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin
verruca, wart
(pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
lupus vulgaris
tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
DLE, discoid lupus erythematosus
a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
LE, lupus erythematosus
a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
SLE, disseminated lupus erythematosus, systemic lupus erythematosus
an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
acne rosacea, rosacea
a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
acne vulgaris
the most common form of acne; usually affects people from puberty to young adulthood
dermatitis
inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
allergic eczema
eczema caused by an allergic reaction
eczema herpeticum
eczema characterized by a feverish condition and widespread eruption of vesicles; most common in children
Kaposi's varicelliform eruption, eczema vaccinatum
a now rare complication of vaccinia superimposed on atopic dermatitis with high fever and generalized vesicles and papulovesicles
chronic eczema, eczema hypertrophicum, lichtenoid eczema
eczema characterized by thickening of the skin with accentuated skin lines
erythema
abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
flare
reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
actinic keratosis
an overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sun
keratoderma blennorrhagica, keratosis blennorrhagica
skin disease characterized by a scaly rash on the palms and soles; associated with Reiter's syndrome
Darier's disease, keratosis follicularis
a rare hereditary condition marked by dark crusted patches (sometimes containing pus)
keratosis pilaris
keratosis characterized by hard conical elevations in the openings of sebaceous glands (especially of arms and thighs)
seborrheic keratosis
a skin condition characterized by circumscribed wartlike lesions that can be itchy and covered with a greasy crust
lichen planus, lichen ruber planus
an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs
molluscum contagiosum
a virus disease of the skin marked by round white swellings; transmitted from person to person (most often in children or in adults with impaired immune function)
pityriasis
any of several skin disorders characterized by shedding dry flakes of skin
erysipelas
an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
xanthelasma
xanthoma of the eyelids; occurs chiefly in the elderly
xanthoma disseminatum
rare chronic xanthoma of adults in which orange or brownish papules develop on many surfaces of the body
cholesterosis cutis, lipid granulomatosis, lipoid granulomatosis, xanthoma multiplex, xanthomatosis
widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees); often associated with a disorder of lipid metabolism
hickey, pimple, zit
a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
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an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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