Skin lesions are common and range from acute inflammatory dermatoses, such as urticaria, to malignant melanoma, which may be life-threatening. When confronting skin diseases, it is important that the maxillofacial surgeon collaborate with both the dermatologist and pathologist. The clinical history, gross appearance, and course of any disease are as important as the microscopic findings. In this chapter, we discuss the more common skin lesions of the face. In this chapter, the more common skin lesions of the face are discussed. These include the following: Acute inflammatory dermatoses: urticaria, acute eczema dermatitis, and erythema multiforme. Infectious dermatoses: bacterial infections impetigo, cat-scratch disease , fungal infections, and viral infections herpes simplex, chickenpox, herpes zoster.
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The presence of bumps, sores, lumps, colored areas or ulcers on the skin is referred to as skin lesions. Common skin lesions found in individuals are warts, moles and actinic keratosis. A skin mole that is normal is black, brown or tanned, circular and generally less than a quarter of an inch in diameter. On the other hand, skin lesions that those moles that have changed in color, shape or size. Some other symptoms of skin lesion include abnormal lumps that bleed, ooze fluids, increase in size, become crusty or scaly and contain blood vessels. Individuals need to undergo a skin biopsy to determine the presence of skin lesions.
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ROSE, M. Patient information: See related handout on skin cancer , written by the author of this article. Malignant lesions of the skin are common.