Paronychia

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Paronychia – Definition

Paronychia is inflammation of the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail. It may be acute or chronic and is most commonly caused by infection with either bacteria or fungi.

Paronychia – Causes

Paronychia occurs when a bacteria or fungus enters damaged skin surrounding the nail. The damaged skin can be torn cuticles, cuts, or cracks.

Moles – Nevi

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Moles – Definition

Moles are spots on the skin where pigmented cells have clustered together. They typically appear as light to dark brown spots on the skin that are either flat or raised. Most people have benign moles, which are harmless.

Moles that become atypical (called dysplastic nevi) might eventually become melanoma. Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Moles that change or look atypical need to be evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist.

Melanoma

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(Cutaneous Melanoma; Malignant Melanoma)

Melanoma – Definition

Melanoma is a skin cancer. It affects skin cells called melanocytes. These cells produce skin color. They also give moles their dark color. Under normal conditions, moles are benign skin tumors. This means non-cancerous. Sometimes a mole can develop into melanoma. A new mole may also be an early melanoma.

Melanoma is less common and more dangerous. They are much more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

Measles – Rubeola

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Measles – Definition

Measles is viral infection. It is highly contagious. It causes fever, cough, and a rash. It was once a common childhood illness. Measles is now seen less often in the US. This is due to the use of the measles vaccine. But, there have been outbreaks in recent years.

Lyme Disease

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Lyme Disease – Definition

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection. The infection is spread from the bite of an infected deer tick.

Lyme Disease – Causes

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria found in some deer ticks. An infected tick passes Lyme disease to humans through its bite.

If untreated, the bacteria can pass into the blood. The blood will carry it through the body. The bacteria may then settle in various body tissue. The spread of the infection can cause a number of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe.