Dermatologic pathologies


Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

This chapter discusses the anatomic structures related to the integumentary system. The integumentary system is made up of hair, nails, glands, muscles and nerves. The skin is divided into epidermis and dermis. The dermis is beneath the epidermis. The skin protects, absobs, regulates temperature, and produces vitamin D. The skin can have bacterial, fungal or viral infections. Some bacterial infections are acne, boils, etc. Fungal infections are ringworm and athlete’s foot. Viral infections are chickenpox, shingles and warts. Other skin conditions are eczema, psoriasis, hives, rosacea and dermatitis. Lice are found in the hair.


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