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

Tutorial A: The Primary Lesions


Primary lesions are physical changes in the skin considered to be caused directly by the disease process. Types of primary lesions are rarely specific to a single disease entity.

6. VESICLE

Vesicles are raised lesions less than 1 cm. in diameter that are filled with clear fluid.

Vesicle

Click on each image for further information.


Continue Tutorial A Return to Master Index Help Section
Home Text Only

Search Derm


Copyright © 1998-2003 The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics
If you have questions regarding the content of this site, please contact Dr. Gary Williams, gpwillia@pediatrics.wisc.edu