Sunday, April 20, 2008

Skin Lesions

Because the skin is so visible, there are more diseases described for the skin than for any other organ of the body. Most skin diseases are not life threatening but some are such as the flesh eating bacterial infection. Unfortunately there are many different types (names) of skin lesions. Just a few are:

Macule: a flat lesion that cannot be felt.

Papule: a bump smaller than 10 mm

Nodule: a bump larger than 10 mm

Vesicle: a fluid filled cavity under the skin smaller than 10 mm

Blister: a fluid filled cavity larger than 10 mm

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