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Bleeding into the skin; does not blanch with pressure.
A circumscribed lesion that contains pus.
Flakes of the horny epithelium.
A permanent mark composed of fibrous connective tissue.
Prominent cutaneous blood vessels.
A benign or malignant growth of tissue.
Full-thickness loss of the epidermis.
Transient elevation of the skin due to dermal oedema.
A localised collection of pus.
A component of the skin has shrunk.
A large blister.
Dried serum, blood or pus.
A sore due to superficial destruction of surface tissue.
Red skin due to increased blood supply.
Loss of the skin surface due to scratching or injury.
A split, crack, erosion, or narrow ulceration.
Black areas of necrotic tissue due to interrupted blood supply.
Thickened skin with increased skin markings due to chronic rubbing.
A patch of skin that is altered in colour but is not elevated.
An elevated solid lesion > 1 cm.
Elevated solid lesions ≤ 1 cm.
A large area of colour change.
A circumscribed, palpable lesion more than 1 cm in diameter with a flat top.
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