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Integumentary System Disorders

A rash is a skin condition characterized by the color change and texture of skin. A skin rash is generally associated as a symptom of certain diseases like measles, chickenpox, etc. Even allergies cause rashes to erupt, turn bumpy, dry, blistered, and/or swell up causing pain.


A fungal infection of the skin that primarily affects the foot, but can also infect the groin and other parts of the body.

Athlete's Foot

A viral disease caused by the herpes simplex virus



Acne is an inflammatory skin condition caused by changes in the oil glands, clogged pores and bacteria. Acne mostly develops in locations where there is a dense population of sebaceous follicles like the face, neck, chest, back and the bottom.

Ringworm is a fungal infection that affects the keratinized portion of the skin, hair, and nails and produces patchy scaling and an inflammatory response. The lesions are often circular with a raised edge and in ancient times were thought to be caused by worms. Several species of fungus cause ringworm in humans and are usually described by their location on the body; in the scalp the condition is ringworm, in the groin it is jock itch, and in the feet it is athlete's foot.

Fungal Infections


A common skin condition characterized by reddening and vesicle formation, which may lead to weeping and crusting.

Alopecia areata



autoimmune skin disease that causes the body to attack the hair follicles, resulting in baldness.

chronic skin disease characterized by inflamed lesions with silvery-white scabs. Psoriasis causes skin cells to mature much more quickly than normal, causing a backup of cells on the skin surface.

Vitiligo is a skin disorder in which the loss of melanocytes (cells that produce the color pigment melanin) results in patches of smooth, milky white skin.


Warts are small growths caused by a viral infection of the skin or mucous membrane. The virus infects the surface layer. Warts are contagious. They can easily pass from person to person. They can also pass from one area of the body to another on the same person.


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