Primary Care Dermatology Module
Nomenclature of Skin Lesions

Developed by Gary Williams, M.D. and Murray Katcher, M.D. Ph.D, Department of Pediatrics
with funding and support from the Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System

University of Wisconsin

Master Index

|A| B| C| D| E| F| G| H| I| J| K| L| M| N| O| P| Q| R| S| T| U| V| W| X| Y| Z|

A

Abrasion
Alopecia
Annular [1] [2]
Atrophy
AV Malformation

B

Battle Sign
Bullae
Burrow
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Burn [1] [2]

C

Cafe au lait Macules
Candidal Diaper Dermatitis
Cat-scratch Disease
Clustered
Confluent
Contact Dermatitis
Crust
Cupping
Cutaneous Larva Migrans
Cutis Marmorata

D

Dermatomal
Desquamation
Discrete

E

Ecchymosis [1] [2] [3]
Ephelides
Erosion
Erythema Infectiosum
Erythema Multiforme [1] [2]
Eschar
Excoriation

F

Fifth Disease
Fissure
Freckle
Follicular
Folliculitis

G

Graft vs. Host Disease
Guttate
Guttate Psoriasis

H

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
Herpes Simplex [1] [2]
Hives

I

Id Reaction
Impetigo
Injury (Intentional/Unintentional)
Insect Bite
Iris

J

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

K

Kawasaki Disease [1] [2] [3] [4]
Keloids
Keratosis Pilaris
Koebner Phenomenon

L

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Leukemia
Lichen Striatus
Lichenification
Linear
Livedo Reticularis
Lymphangitis

M

Macule
Measles
Meningococcemia
Molluscum Contagiosum
Morbilliform
Multiform

N

Neurofibromatosis
Nevus
Nodule

O

P

Papule
Patches
Petechiae
Plaque
Poison Ivy Dermatitis
Psoriasis [1] [2] [3]
Purpura
Pustule

Q

R

Reticular

S

Satellite
Scabies [1] [2]
Scarlet Fever [1] [2] [3]
Scarlatiniform
Scale
Scar
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Serpiginous
Serum Sickness
Shagreen Plaque
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome [1] [2]
Strawberry Tongue
Striae
Swimmers' Itch

T

Target Lesion [1] [2]
Telangiectasia
Tinea Capitis
Tinea Corporis [1] [2]
Tuberous Sclerosis [1] [2]
Tumor

U

Ulcer
Universalis
Urticaria [1] [2] [3]

V

Varicella [1] [2] [3] [4]
Varicella Zoster [1] [2]
Vesicle [1] [2] [3] [4]

W

Wheal

X

Xanthoma

Y

Z

Zosteriform
Tutorials
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