Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Skin Lesions 3

Port wine stain birthmark usually present at birth

Psoriasis is a common, probably inherited skin condition probably related to an autoimmune inflammatory response

Seborrheic keartosis is a benign form of skin cancer ususally seen in those over age 40

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder

Actinic keratosis is a precancerous skin growth usually caused by sun exposure

Basal cell carcinoma is a slow growing skin cancer

Severe bedsore: an area of skin that breaks down due to the pressure caused by staying in one position too long (wheelchair, bedridden)

Early Lyme Disease lesion: an inflammatory disease caused by infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (transmitted by tick bite)

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