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   Bumps on Skin
 
Definition:
Bumps on skin
 
Medical terms related to bumps on skin :
Blister Like Bumps on Skin, Raised Bumps on Skin, Red Bumps on Skin, Rough Bumps on Skin, Skin Bumps, Skin Lumps, Skin nodules, Subcutaneous Nodules, White Bumps on Skin, Papule
 
Common causes of bumps on skin: 
o Acne (Pimples)
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Actinic Keratosis:
Actinic keratosis is a premalignant skin condition of thick, scaly, or crusty patches of skin with different colors caused by sun exposure especially in fair-skinned people;Also called solar keratosis, sun spots, or precancerous spots.
o Boils
o Cyst (A closed sac having a distinct membrane)
o Insect Sting Allergies
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Keloid:
A thick scar occurring especially after burns or radiation injury.
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Skin Tag:
A small soft pendulous growth on the skin,also called acrochordon.
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Dermatofibroma:
A benign fibroblastic nodule of the skin found especially on the extremities.
o Enlarged lymph nodes (Lymphadenopathy)
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Hemangioma:
A usually benign tumor of blood vessels that occurs as a purplish or reddish slightly elevated area of skin.
o Lipoma (A tumor of fatty tissue)
o Nevi (moles)
o Seborrheic keratosis
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Xanthomas:
A fatty irregular yellow patch or nodule containing lipid-filled foam cells usually in the eyelids, neck, or back.

Other Causes of bumps on skin:
o Basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
o Soft tissue sarcomas
o Intradermal cyst
o Polymorphic light eruption
o Rheumatoid nodules
o Sebaceous gland hyperplasia
o Sebaceous (epidermoid) cysts
o Splinters or other foreign bodies
o Squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer)
o Metastatic carcinoma
o Infections/abscesses
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Granuloma annulare:
A benign chronic skin rash marked by one or more flat spreading ringlike spots with lighter centers especially on the feet, legs, hands, or fingers.
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Erythema Nodosum:
Small tender reddened nodules under the skin,as over the shin bones,accompanied by fever and transitory arthritic pains.
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Gout:
painful joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, excessive amount of uric acid in the blood.
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Keratoacanthoma:
A rapidly growing skin tumor that occurs especially in elderly individuals, resembles a squamous cell carcinoma but does not spread, and tends to heal spontaneously with some scarring if left untreated.
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Neurofibromatosis:
An inherited disorder characterized by brown spots on the skin, neurofibromas of peripheral nerves, and deformities of subcutaneous tissues and bone, Recklinghausen's disease.
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Pyogenic granuloma:
A relatively common benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucosa that usually occurs in children and young adults as a solitary glistening red papule or nodule that is prone to bleeding and ulceration; called also Pregnancy tumor,pregnancy epuloids.

   
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