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Skin Sores

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Abscess is an
sac-like accumulation of pus that displaces tissues
Macule-
small read nonraised spot or colored area on the skin.
Nodule-
firm small node, frequently subcutaneous and nontender.
Papule-
red, elevated area on the skin that is solid.
Pressure Ulcer-
unrelieved pressure over a bony prominence that leads to damage of the tissue.
Pustule-
sac-like, usually elevated lesion of the skin that contains purulent material, or pus
Tumor-
unrestrictive growth of tissue forming an abnormal mass.
Ulcer-
open sore that may be associated with deep loss of skin surface.
Vesicle-
blister-like elevation of the skin that contains serous fluid.
Bullae-
vesicles larger than one centimeter
Wheals-
pale, elevated, irregularly shaped itching areas of the skin (hives)
Urticareia-
eruption of wheals (hives)
Dehiscence-
partial or complete rupture of a sutured wound.
Evisceration-
protrusion of viscera through a dehisced wound.

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