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Diffuse spreading, scattered
Duration length of time
Ectropion Eversion of an edge or margin, as the edge of an eyelid. A result of Old Age, relaxation of the skin, infection, palsy of facial nerve, trauma that causes scarring.
Edema A local or generalized condition in which the body tissues contain an excessive amount of fluid.
Epidermis outer layer of skin
Erythroderma Abnormal reddness of the skin
Exfoliation The scaling off of dead tissue (skin)
Follicle Little bag, hair follicle, small sac in epidermis from which hair develop
Generalized Non-specific. To become systemic
Keratin An extremely tough protein substance in hair, nails, and horny tissue
Keratin Sandal thick formation of skin on bottoms of feet
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ("Golden Staph."): refers to antibiotic resistant bacteria found most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (nursing homes, dialysis centers, etc.) who have weakened immune systems.
Papula Pimple, a red elevation of skin
Papulosquamous Scale-like pimple
Pilaris Concerning or covered with hair
Pityriasis A skin disease characterized by branny scales
Rubra Discoloration or reddness