Integumentary System Pathologies Crossword Puzzle

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  • basal : skin cancer that arises in the basal, or deepest, layer of the epidermis
  • acne : inflammatory bacterial skin infection of the hair follicles and their associated sebaceous glands
  • scabies : skin infestation caused by burrowing parasitic mites; areas most affected by are the webbing between the fingers, creases of the wrists, elbows and knees, the waistline, the axillae, under the breasts, and lower buttocks
  • scars : a mark left on damaged skin or other tissues after it has healed
  • wart : rough, raised mass from virally induced cell growth called hyperplasia
  • lipoma : flattened lump of fat cells, usually less than 2′ in diameter, in a capsule in the subcutaneous layer
  • burn : injury that damages to the epidermis, dermis, hypodermis, or organs underneath, depending on the severity. three degrees have been idetifies based on depth
  • eczema : inflammatory skin condition. it is not contagious
  • boils : infected hair follicle
  • ringworm : fungal infection of the skin. it is transmitted by direct contact with infected skin or infected domestic animals, such as cats and dogs
  • mrsa : infection of skin and other tissues by strain of staph bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics;
  • melanoma : cancer that develops from melanocytes located in the basal layer of the epidermis or from benign melanocytic moles
  • cellulitis : common bacterial skin infection; inflammation forms at the site, sometimes with fever and small spots on the surface of reddened skin
  • urticaria : raised red welts, frequently itchy; usually a reaction to certain foods or drugs
  • shingles : acute, localized viral infection of the skin; may lie dormant then reappear by traveling down a dermatome
  • lice : wingless parasites that live their entire life cycle on a single human host and depend on its blood for survival. highly contagious and are acquired by direct contact with an infected person and indirectly through contaminated items
  • bruises : an injury usually caused by a trauma; can be subutaneous, intramuscular, and periosteal