Medical Report for a Dermatologic Condition

Making use of the following terms, write a fictitious medical report of about two paragraphs describing a dermatologic condition or disease. Focus the report on the onset, progression, location, and etiology of the condition or disease, and the treatment parameters.

All terms must be defined in this report. 1. Diaphoresis- Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced. 2. Macule- a discolored spot on the skin that is not raised above the surface. 3.

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Ulcer- A lesion of the skin or a mucous membrane such as the one lining the stomach or duodenum that is accompanied by formation of pus and necrosis of surrounding tissue, usually resulting from inflammation or ischemia. 4. Epidermis –top layer of the skin 5. Ecchymosis- The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin. 6. Wheal= A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns.

. Abscess= a localized collection of pus formed as the product of inflammation and usually caused by bacteria 8. Pediculosis-Infestation with lice. 9. Biopsy The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes 10.

Papular A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus. 11. Cryosurgery- surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit 12.Pruritus- Severe itching, often of undamaged skin. 13. Dermabrasion- A surgical procedure designed to remove skin imperfections, such as scars, by abrading the surface of the skin with fine sandpaper or wire brushes.

14. Petechia a minute discoloured spot on the surface of the skin or mucous membrane, caused by an underlying ruptured blood vessel 15. Erythema Redness of the skin caused by dilatation and congestion of the capillaries, often a sign of inflammation or infection. 6. Decubitus ulcer a chronic ulcer of the skin and underlying tissues caused by prolonged pressure on the body surface of bedridden patients 17.

Incision a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation 18. Antifungal is a medication used to treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, candidiasis (thrush), serious systemic infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, and others 19. Antihistamines 20.Keratolytics are medications designed to dissolve or loosen skin flakes 21. Parasiticides An agent or preparation used to destroy parasites. Mr.

Chow is a 56 year of Asian American Male. His general health is good and his only current regular medication is OTC Antihistamines for seasonal allergies and Antifungal cream to treat occasional tinea pedis. Patient has also reported recently using keratoytic medication to treat keratosis, a common wart, on the right index digit.