Integumentary System

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Choose five pathological conditions of the skin or Integumentary system. Describe each condition including symptoms; and cite treatment for each condition.
Pemphigus is an unusual disorder characterized by sores in the mouth and on the skin. These blisters are painful and exude fluids with an unpleasant smell. Treatment often begins with medications aimed at reducing the severity of symptoms and prevent complications or infections.
Eczema is a skin condition which is severe and can be persistent throughout a person’s life. People suffering from eczema tend to manifest scaled, crusty, and reddened skin coupled with intense itching. Eczema has no cure. However, the intense itching can be averted by some medications. It is imperative for patients to practice proper
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There are two forms of gangrene; Moist and Dry gangrene. Treatment is focused on preventing gangrene. Therefore, the dead tissue is surgically removed from the wound or limb.
4. Choose five diagnostic techniques, treatments, or procedures used with the Integumentary system. Describe each procedure and explain what each is used for.
Debridement is the removal of dead tissue or debris from a wound to assist in healing and prevent potential infection. The procedure can be surgical (use of scissors or scalpel) or mechanical (use of a saline-moistened dressing applied on the wound).
Escharotomy is a surgical procedure whereby an incision is made into the dead tissue. A severe burn can merit this procedure. The scab is removed with a scalpel or by electrocautery. This procedure allows better blood circulation to that part of the body and prevents gangrene.
Dermabrasion is where the outer and parts of the inner layers of the skin are removed to eliminate unwanted scars or to smooth out wrinkles. The skin is numbed by freezing it with a chemical before the procedure. This procedure can be done with a sandpaper or

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