Talk:Cutaneous condition

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Primary skin lesions[edit]

Erosion and ulcers are considered secondary skin lesion.Abrnkak (talk) 18:50, 6 January 2015 (UTC)


This article is a mess.. I came here looking to find info on skin ulcers... can't find it, except for a link at the bottom that refers back to this page -_-' Then I started looking for vesicles, but I also got redirected here... Also, all foreign articles (other language wikis) are now broken because they can't link to the specific subjects because all of this is just mashed together. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:48, 5 April 2010 (UTC).

Working outline option I[edit]

  • Lead
  • History
  • Epidemiology
  • Approach to diagnosis
  • Skin lesions
  • Histopathology
  • Blistering conditions
  • Genetic blistering conditions
  • Immunobullous conditions
  • Conditions of hair follicles
  • Conditions of keratinization
  • Ichthyoses
  • Conditions of lymphatic vessels
  • Conditions of nail apparatus
  • Conditions of sweat glands
  • Conditions of the cutaneous melanocyte
  • Conditions of the sebaceous gland and apocrine glands
  • Conditions of the veins and arteries
  • Connective tissue conditions
  • Cutaneous lymphomas and lymphocytic infiltrates
  • Dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Developmental defects
  • Drug reactions
  • Endocrine, metabolic, and nutritional disorders
  • Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Flushing and flushing syndromes
  • Genodermatoses
  • Histiocytoses
  • Infectious cutaneous conditions
  • Bacterial infections
  • Mycobacterial infections
  • Leprosy
  • Rickettsial infections
  • Treponematoses
  • Parasitic infestations, stings, and bites
  • Conditions caused by arthropods and other noxious animals
  • Parasitic worms and protozoa
  • Virus infections
  • Manifestations of the human imunodeficiency virus
  • Lichenoid conditions
  • Lichen planus
  • Mastocytosis
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer and other epidermal skin tumors
  • Papulosquamous hyperkeratotic cutaneous conditions
  • Erythroderma
  • Psoriasis
  • Pigmentary disorders
  • Pruritus
  • Psychodermatosis
  • Purpura and microvascular occlusion
  • Resulting from physical factors
  • Mechanical and thermal injury
  • Occupational dermatoses
  • Photosensitivity and photo-induced disorders
  • Reactions to cold
  • Reactions to ionizing radiation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Soft-tissue tumors and tumor-like conditions
  • Tumors of the skin appendages
  • Urticaria
  • Vasculitis and neutrophilic vascular reactions
  • Footnotes
  • References
  • Further reading
  • External links
---kilbad (talk) 21:05, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm inclined to move epidemiology towards the end, like WP:MEDMOS#Sections usually has it.
A bit more 'lumping together' would appeal to me. For example, I might turn most of the "Conditions of..." into a section titled something (in plain English) "Conditions affecting a single layer of the skin". Similarly, perhaps a large "Autoimmune" section would be appropriate. WhatamIdoing (talk) 07:15, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I think those are all good ideas. Also, I think a section on nosology might be good too. I will wait for some more feedback, and then implement everyones' suggestions. ---kilbad (talk) 17:04, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
How about a WP:OOK page? I am inclined to think there is a risk of making this a very long article, it should be an overview and avoid extensive lists or in-depth treatment of more specific areas. Rich Farmbrough, 00:24, 22 February 2010 (UTC).

Repository for facts that may be used at some point[edit]

For example, in different dermatologic texts, the papule is variously described as no greater than 1 centimetre (0.39 in) in size, less than 0.5 centimetres (0.20 in), smaller than a pea, or ranging in size from a pinhead to that of a split pea.[1] In 1987, the International League of Dermatologic Societies published a glossary of basic lesions that has been a step towards standardization of this basic nomenclature,[2] but there is still no strict set of definitions that have been universally agreed upon.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Fitz was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Winkelmann, R. K. (1987). "Glossary of basic dermatology lesions. The International League of Dermatological Societies Committee on Nomenclature.". Acta dermato-venereologica. Supplementum (in English, German, and Spanish). Sweden: The Society for Publication of Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 130: 13. ISSN 0365-8341. PMID 3321818. 


Why is abscess not listed? Lesion (talk) 00:21, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Why does "welp" redirect here?[edit]

I think someone confused it with "welt" (mark on skin). (talk) 19:36, 13 September 2014 (UTC)