skin disorder

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Related to skin disorder: eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: disorder - a disease affecting the skinskin disorder - 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
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The Worldwide Market for Prescription Miscellaneous Skin Disorder Drugs by Type 2013-2020
AN ALMONDBURY man flouted his community order because he was being treated for an extreme skin disorder.
If no factor is positive, a psychosomatic component to the skin disorder can likely be excluded.
Former international athlete David Moorcroft, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire consultant dermatologist Dr Andrew Ilchyshin, Coventry Mayor Coun Andy Matchet, and Nusrit Shaheen, who has a rare skin disorder, were among those supporting the three-mile sponsored walk at the park in Brinklow Road just outside the city.
4% of the 584 elderly people living in nursing homes in Denmark suffered at least one kind of skin disorder.
The financial services firm held an Italian themed event at the Tyneside office to raise funds for DebRA, which supports the genetic skin disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
The hospital was awarded more funding in April 2002 recognising it as the second national paediatric centre for the provision of services to children with EB, a rare genetically inherited skin disorder which results in severe blistering of the skin.
For most of my life I have suffered from a very severe skin disorder.
Investigators were studying a family that had both deafness and a skin disorder.
Researchers also said that an experimental drug, tazarotene, was effective for acne and psoriasis, a skin disorder characterized by red patches with thick, dry, silvery scales.
8 million people suffer from psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder.
HONG KONG, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has revealed that almost half of all people living with a permanent stoma have a skin disorder around their stoma that may be avoided by regular visits to a specialist nurse.