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- Have fallen behind in understanding skin allergies, cancer, damage and disorders.
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- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
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- Verify you're ready by completing the Skin-Related Pathology chapter exam.
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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What layers are found in human skin, and what are their functions?
- How does skin become damaged, and what are the consequences?
- What are some major inflammatory conditions of the skin?
- What are some major skin allergies?
- How is systemic lupus erythematosus treated?
- What are the risk factors associated with skin factor?
1. Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure
This lesson will cover the three main layers of your skin, which includes the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. In addition, we'll learn about other skin cells and tissue, such as adipose tissue, keratinocytes, melanocytes, and Merkel's cells.
2. Causes and Consequences of Damage to the Skin
This lesson will discuss the importance and roles of the human skin. We will also go into how it may be damaged and why this damage is no laughing matter. Find out as we explore skin flora, opportunistic pathogens, and decubitus ulcers.
3. Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin
This lesson will discuss three important and well-known conditions that affect the skin. Namely, acne, urticaria, and psoriasis. We will go into why they occur and how they may be treated.
4. Atopic Dermatitis: Skin Allergies
This lesson will define atopic dermatitis, as well as explain how filaggrin plays a role in its development. We'll also review the different signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis, as well as the ways this condition can be treated.
5. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Causes, Signs & Treatments
This lesson will discuss the complex pathophysiology behind systemic lupus erythematosus. You will learn why it occurs, what may trigger it, and how it can be properly diagnosed, treated, and managed.
6. Skin Cancer: Major Types, Protection & Risk Factors
This lesson will discuss three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. You'll find out which is the most common and which is the most dangerous.
7. What Is a Skin Wheal? - Definition, Formation & Treatment
What on earth is a skin wheal? Learn what skin wheals are, what causes them, what the symptoms look (and feel) like, and how you can treat them if they appear.
8. What Is Eczema? - Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
In the following article you will learn about eczema. You will discover the most common forms of eczema as well as symptoms of the condition. You will also learn the most common ways to treat eczema as well as common triggers for eczema.
9. What Is Pruritus? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
This lesson will examine what pruritis is, and its symptoms and causes. We will also look at several different treatment options that are available for this condition.
10. What Is Psoriasis? - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Psoriasis is a skin condition that can spread into an inflammatory joint arthritic condition. It has a significant impact on the patient's life in many ways, requiring constant treatment and even making employment and social activities challenging.
11. What Is Urticaria? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Urticaria is a fancy word for hives. Now that you are less intimidated by this scary word, let's learn more about this condition. This lesson will focus on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available for those who are experiencing urticaria.
12. What Is Vitiligo? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
What is vitiligo? It is a condition that causes discoloration of the skin. Read this lesson to learn what causes it, what the other symptoms are, and how it can be treated. Then take the quiz to see how much you learned!
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- The Consequences of an Aberrant Immune System: Help and Review
- The Pathophysiology of Neoplasia: Help and Review
- Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Major Disorders Involving the Nervous System: Help and Review
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- Pathologies of the Respiratory System: Help and Review
- Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review
- Diseases of the Urinary System: Help and Review
- Conditions Affecting the Gastrointestinal System: Help and Review
- Metabolic Derangements: Help and Review
- Blood Disorders - Anemia: Help and Review
- Hematological Maladies: Help and Review
- Blood Cancers: Help and Review
- Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System: Help and Review
- Reproductive System Disorders: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Cells and Blood Proteins: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Organ Function and Health: Help and Review
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