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List of Skin Diseases and Conditions

Published: 2020-04-08
Author: Disabled World | Contact: www.disabled-world.com

Synopsis: Comprehensive list of human skin conditions and diseases of the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue that make up the skin. Human skin weighs on average 4 kilos, covers around 2 square meters, and is made of 3 distinct layers: epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. Conditions of the human integumentary system constitute a broad spectrum of diseases, also known as dermatoses, as well as many nonpathologic states.

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Human skin weighs on average four kilograms and covers an area equal to around two square metres. Human skin is made of three distinct layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.

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The diagnosis of a particular skin condition is performed by gathering all pertinent information regarding the presenting skin lesion(s) or condition, duration (acute or chronic), arrangement (solitary, generalized, annular, linear), morphology (macules, papules, vesicles), location (such as arms, head, legs), symptoms (pruritus, pain), and color (red, white, yellow, blue, brown, black etc.)

Illustration shows the three primary layers of human skin; epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
Illustration shows the three primary layers of human skin; epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.

Conditions of the human integumentary system constitute a broad spectrum of diseases, also known as dermatoses, as well as many nonpathologic states:

List of Skin Conditions and Diseases

Other interesting facts regarding skin can be found on our human body facts web page.

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Cite This Page (APA): Disabled World. (2020, April 8). List of Skin Diseases and Conditions. Disabled World. Retrieved September 21, 2021 from www.disabled-world.com/health/dermatology/skin/skin-diseases.php