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Skin lesion

Also known as Papule, Pustule, Raw area of skin, Skin sore, and Skin ulcer

A cutaneous condition is any medical condition that affects the integumentary system — the organ system that encloses the body and includes skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands. The major function of this system is as a barrier against the external environment.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of skin lesion are chronic ulcer, pyogenic skin infection, and diabetes. Other possible causes, such as varicose veins, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with skin lesion, 19% report having abnormal appearing skin, 14% report having itching of skin, and 8% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with skin lesion often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), wound care management, excision, biopsy, debridement of wound; infection or burn, excision of skin lesion, traction; splints; and other wound care and examination of foot .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with skin lesion include mupirocin topical, petrolatum topical, silver sulfadiazine topical, collagenase topical, cellulose, silver nitrate topical each, becaplermin topical, balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin topical, lidocaine-prilocaine topical, fluorouracil topical, papain-urea topical, silver topical and zinc oxide topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for skin lesion include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
2.3x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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