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With respect to lesions, discoid means...
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Coin shaped
With respect to lesions, polymorphous means...
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occurring in several forms
With respect to lesions, punctate means...
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Marked by points or dots
With respect to lesions, serpiginous means...
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Snakelike
With respect to lesions, asymmetric means...
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It is distributed unilaterally (on one side)
With respect to lesions, confluent means...
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The lesions are merging together
With respect to lesions, diffuse means...
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A wide distribution of lesions
With respect to lesions, discrete means...
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A lesion is separate from other lesions
With respect to lesions, generalized means...
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A diffuse (wide) distribution
With respect to lesions, localized means...
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There is a limited area of involvement that is clearly defined
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With respect to lesions, satellite means...
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A single lesion that is located in close proximity to a large grouping.
With respect to lesions, symmetric means...
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Bilateral (both sides) distribution
With respect to lesions, zosteriform means...
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band-like distribution along a dermatome
What skin conditions are more common in clients with dark skin?
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Pseudofolliculitis, keloids, and Mongolian spots.
Interruption of venous return from an incompetent valves, tumors or inflammation causes increased prominence of superficial veins. This is called...
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Varicose veins (varicosity)
Aging, dehydration, and cachexia commonly causes the failure of skin to return to its original position after being pinched. This is called...
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Tenting
Visibly dilated, superficial, cutaneous small blood vessels that are commonly found on the face and thighs...
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Telangiectasia (caused by aging, acne, sun exposure, alcohol, liver failure, corticosteroids, radiation, some systemic diseases and skin tumors)
Pinpoint, discrete deposits of blood less than 1-2 mm in the extravascular tissue ad visible through the skin or mucous membrane are called...
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Petechiae (common with thrombocytopenia, trauma, and inflammation)
A benign overgrowth of melanocytes is called...
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a mole/nevus
A worried mother brings her 18 month old child into the clinic because she's noticed his skin is turning yellow, especially on the palms of his hands and soles of his feet. She is really worried something is wrong with his liver. You assess the sclera and it is china white, moist and free of exudate. These findings leads you to believe that the child has...
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Carotenemia/carotenosis...caused by eating vegetables containing carotene like carrots and squash...common baby foods. It can also be caused by hypothyroidism.
Comedo is another word for...
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An acne lesion, including whiteheads and blackheads.
  
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