skin disorder

Definitions of skin disorder
  1. noun
    a disease affecting the skin
    synonyms: disease of the skin, skin disease
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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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