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Identifying Skin Lesions

This is a guide in identifying skin lesions which we nurses often find confusing. I hope this can help.


macule
· a small spot that is not palpable / elevated and is less than 1 cm in diameter

patch
· a large spot that is not palpable / elevated and that is greater than 1 cm
· may arise through coalescence of macules.

papule
· a small superficial bump (involves epidermis only) that is elevated and that is less than 1 cm

plaque
· a large superficial bump (involves epidermis only) that is elevated and greater than 1 cm
· may arise through coalescence of papules

nodule
· a small bump with a significant deep component (involves epidermis and dermis) and is less than 1 cm

tumor
· a large bump with a significant deep component (involves epidermis and dermis) and is greater than 1 cm

vesicle
· a small fluid-filled bubble that is usually superficial and that is less than 0.5 cm

bulla
· a large fluid-filled bubble that is superficial or deep and that is greater than 0.5 cm

pustule
· pus containing bubble often categorized according to whether or not they are related to hair follicles

cyst
· a sac containing fluid or semisolid material, ie. cell or cell products

scale
· accumulation or excess shedding of the stratum corneum
· typically present where there is epidermal inflammation

crust
· dried exudate (ie. blood, serum, pus) on the skin surface

excoriation
· a loss of skin due to scratching or picking

lichenification
· an increase in skin lines and creases from chronic rubbing

maceration
· raw, wet tissue

fissure
· a linear crack in the skin; often very painful

erosion
· a superficial open wound with loss of epidermis or mucosa only

ulcer
· a deep open wound with partial or complete loss of the dermis or submucosa

wheal or hive
· describes a short lived (less than 24 hours), edematous, well circumscribed papule or plaque seen in urticaria

burrow
· a small threadlike curvilinear papule that is virtually pathognomonic of scabies

comedone
· a small, pinpoint lesion, typically referred to as “whiteheads” or “blackheads”

atrophy
· a thinning of the epidermal and/or dermal tissue

keloid
· overgrows the original wound boundaries and is chronic in nature

hypertrophic scar
· does not overgrow the wound boundaries

fibrosis or sclerosis
· describes dermal scarring/thickening reactions

milium
· a small superficial cyst containing keratin (usually less than 1-2 mm in size)


*adopted from Dr. Arni A. Magdamo

sabi na parang familiar ung mga definitions / characteristics na given dun sa bawat lesion.. hehe! Kay sir Arni pala galing.. Ang galing nyang lecturer! Xa naglecture nung sa Integumentary tsaka GUT namen sa RUN

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