Skin disease


Skin disease

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In medicine, a dermatosis is a generic term for disease of the skin. The plural is dermatoses. It should be distinguished from dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin (the two terms are related but not identical). Dermotoses covers all skin diseases, many of which are not contagious. Dermatitis is a description of symptoms (inflammation) of some dermatoses.

Many systemic diseases express symptoms through the skin such as measles, and rubella, but these are not categorised as dermatoses.

Skin diseases, or dermatoses, include, skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, acne, impetigo, scabies, sunburn, warts, Skin Tags, fifth disease(also called "erythema infectiosum" or "slapped face disease"), tinea, herpes, ulcers, and pruritis.

Some skin disorders are caused by absorption of material through the skin. Failure to use proper skin protection (gloves, aprons, overalls etc.) can result in irritation or even poisoning.

Examples

*Acne
*Actinic keratosis
*Angioma
*Athlete's foot
*Aquagenic pruritus
*Argyria
*Atopic dermatitis
*Baldness
*Basal cell carcinoma
*Bed sore
*Behcet's disease
*Blepharitis
*Boil
*Bowen's disease
*Bullous pemphigoid
*Canker sore
*Carbuncles
*Cellulitis
*Chloracne
*Condyloma Acuminatum
*Chronic dermatitis of the hands and feet
*Cold sores
*Contact dermatitis (includes poison ivy, oak, sumac)
*Creeping eruption
*Dandruff
*Dermatitis
*Dermatitis herpetiformis
*Dermatofibroma
*Diaper rash
*Dyshidrosis
*Eczema
*Epidermolysis bullosa
*Erysipelas
*Erythrasma
*Erythroderma
*Friction blister
*Favus
*Genital wart
*Gestational pemphigoid
*Grover's disease
*Hemangioma
*Hidradenitis suppurativa
*Hives
*Hodgkin's lymphoma
*Hydrocystoma
*Hyperhidrosis
*Ichthyosis
*Impetigo
*Intertrigo
*Jock itch
*Kaposi's sarcoma
*Keloid
*Keratoacanthoma
*Keratosis pilaris
*Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia
*Lice infection
*Lichen planus
*Lichen simplex chronicus
*Lipoma
*Lyme disease
*Lymphadenitis
*Malignant melanoma
*Melasma
*Milia
*Miliaria
*Molluscum contagiosum
*Mycosis fungoides
*Necrosis
*Nummular dermatitis
*Otitis externa
*Paget's disease of the nipple
*Pediculosis
*Pemphigus
*Perioral dermatitis
*Photoallergy
*Photosensitivity
*Pityriasis rosea
*Pityriasis rubra pilaris
*Porphyria
*Psoriasis
*Pyoderma
*Raynaud's disease
*Ringworm
*Rosacea
*Scabies
*Scleroderma
*Scrofula
*Sebaceous cyst
*Seborrheic keratosis
*Seborrhoeic dermatitis
*Shingles
*Skin cancer
*Skin Tags
*Spider veins
*Squamous cell carcinoma
*Stasis dermatitis
*Sunburn
*Tick bite
*Tinea barbae
*Tinea capitis
*Tinea corporis
*Tinea cruris
*Tinea pedis
*Tinea unguium
*Tinea versicolor
*Tinea
*Tungiasis
*Urticaria (Hives)
*Vagabond's disease
*Vitiligo
*Warts
*Wheal (aka "Weal" and "Welt")
*Xeroderma pigmentosa

External links

* [http://tray.dermatology.uiowa.edu/DermImag.htm Dermatologic Image Database] - List of skin conditions/pictures from the University of Iowa.
* [http://www.skin-disease.org/ Skin Disease] - Information on Skin Disease
* [http://www.visualdxhealth.com Diagnostic Images] - Collection of images of skin diseases and conditions, with diagnostic and treatment information
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