skin disease

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Related to skin disease: eczema, psoriasis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: disease - a disease affecting the skinskin disease - a disease affecting the skin  
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
acantholysis - a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus)
acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
acanthosis nigricans, keratosis nigricans - a skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant
acne - an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
dermatosis - disorder involving lesions or eruptions of the skin (in which there is usually no inflammation)
eczema - generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages
erythroderma - any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
furunculosis - acute skin disease characterized by the presence of many furuncles
impetigo - a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
jungle rot - skin disorder induced by a tropical climate
keratoderma, keratodermia - any skin disorder consisting of a growth that appears horny
keratonosis - any abnormal condition of the outer skin (epidermis)
keratosis - a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
leukoderma - a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin
lichen - any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
livedo - skin disorder characterized by patchy bluish discolorations on the skin
lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
melanism, melanosis - a condition characterized by abnormal deposits of melanin (especially in the skin)
molluscum - any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules
necrobiosis lipoidica, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum - skin disease marked by thin shiny patches (especially on the legs); often associated with diabetes mellitus
pemphigus - a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
prurigo - chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by blister capped papules and intense itching
psoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
rhagades - cracks or fissures in the skin (especially around the mouth or anus)
Saint Anthony's fire - any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions
seborrhea - a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
vitiligo - an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
xanthoma - a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism
xanthosis - an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin
References in classic literature ?
He never caught fever; nor coughs nor colds; dysentery passed him by; and the malignant ulcers and vile skin diseases that attack blacks and whites alike in that climate never fastened upon him.
makers of Cetaphil, the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand of facial cleansers, continues to help make the world a more "Wonderphil(TM)" place through its partnership with the Children's Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) and Camp Wonder, an initiative of the CSDF.
KARACHI -- Over 125 million people worldwide, including over three percent of Pakistan's total population, are affected by Psoriasis which is a chronic inflammatory skin disease.
Camp Wonder, an initiative of the Children's Skin Disease Foundation, is a medically staffed summer program that gives children ages 7 to 16, who suffer from serious and fatal skin diseases, the opportunity to be themselves and simply have fun.
A NORTH East woman is preparing for her first half marathon to raise funds for skin disease and cancer research.
7 Dr Ilchyshyn will present the latest developments in the management of inflammatory skin disease and skin cancer.
Summary: The UAE has imposed a temporary ban on imports of cattle, their non-processed skins and derivatives from Jordan after it reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD).
The decreased number of blood vessels within the affected skin of the treated mice illustrates the role of nerves and blood vessels in perpetuating the appearance of an inflammatory skin disease, like psoriasis.
The compound has the potential to completely eradicate symptoms of psoriasis, liberating people from the burden of this chronic skin disease.
At any given time one out of every three people in the United States suffers from a skin disease (Thorpe 2004, Anon 2005).
Women who drink beer are at higher risk of developing psoriasis, a chronic skin disease, according to a recent study.
MIAMI--The use of complementary and alternative medicine is increasing among patients with self-reported skin disease, and patients are also discussing this use more with their physicians, supplementary data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey indicate.