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Skin ErosionAka: Skin Ulceration, Erosion, Ulceration

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  1. Definitions
    1. Erosions
      1. Focal, superficial epidermal loss
      2. Heals without scarring
    2. Ulceration
      1. Focal loss of Epidermis and Dermis
      2. Ulcers heal with scar formation
  2. Differential Diagnosis: Erosion
    1. Dermatophyte infection or Candidiasis
    2. Eczematous Dermatitis
    3. Herpes Simplex Virus
    4. Intertrigo
    5. Excoriations (include Neurotic Excoriations)
    6. Aging Skin
    7. Toxic epidermal necrolysis
    8. Vesicles and Bullae
  3. Differential Diagnosis: Ulceration
    1. See Oral Ulcer
    2. See Genital Ulcer
    3. Chancroid
    4. Arterial Insufficiency
    5. Necrobiosis Lipoidica
    6. Skin cancer
    7. Pyoderma gangrenosum
    8. Syphilis
    9. Stasis ulcer
    10. Leishmaniasis

Skin Ulcer (C0037299)

Definition (CSP)lesion on the surface of the skin produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
ConceptsDisease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD9707.9
MSHD012883
EnglishCutaneous ulcer, Skin Ulcer, SKIN ULCERATION, Skin ulcers, Sore on skin, Ulcer of skin, ULCER SKIN
Spanishllaga en la piel, ulcera cutanea, ulcera de la piel
Parent Conceptsskin disorder (C0037274), Ulcerative-necrotic (C0549581), SKIN INFECTION/INFLAMMATION (C0549663), Superficial ulcer of skin (C0241069), Skin lesion (C0037284), Duplicate concept (C1274013)
SourcesCOSTAR, CSP, CST, DXP, MSH, MTHICD9, NCI, NDFRT, OMIM, QMR, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Ulcer (C0041582)

Definition (MSH)A lesion on the surface of the skin or a mucous surface, produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
Definition (CSP)local defect or excavation of the surface of an organ or tissue produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
Definition (NCI)The formation of a break on the skin or on the surface of an organ. An uncer forms when the surface cells die and are cast off. Ulcers may be associated with cancer and other diseases.
Definition (NCI)Ulceration is the formation or development of an ulcer. (NCI)
ConceptsPathologic Function (T046)
MSHD014456
EnglishUlcer, Ulcer - lesion, ulceration, Ulcerative, Ulcerative lesion, Ulcers, Ulcus
FrenchUlcere
ItalianUlcera
Spanishlesion ulcerosa, ulcera, ulceracion, ulceroso
Parent ConceptsLesion (C0221198), Signs and Symptoms (C0037088), Pathologic Processes (C0030660), Injury (C0175677), Mechanical abnormality (C0333010), Causal appearances (C0439675), Mechanism (attribute) (C0441712)
SourcesAOD, COSTAR, CSP, LCH, LNC, MEDLINEPLUS, MSH, MTH, MTHMST, MTHMSTFRE, MTHMSTITA, NCI, NDFRT, OMIM, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


Superficial ulcer (C0333307)

ConceptsAcquired Abnormality (T020)
EnglishErosion, Superficial ulcer, Superficial ulceration
Spanisherosion, ulcera superficial, ulceracion superficial
Parent ConceptsUlcer (C0041582)
SourcesMTH, OMIM, SCTSPA, SNOMEDCT
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)



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