Skin Disorders: Overview

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The skin consists of three layers, the epidermis, dermis, and the fat layer. The epidermis is an extremely thin top layer that we most associate with the term "skin." The dermis is immediately below the epidermis and is home to hair follicles, sweat glands, and small blood carrying capillaries. The bottom fat layer contains just that, along with blood vessels and nerves. The skin is responsible for regulating the body's temperature, sensing stimuli, preventing substances from entering the body, and acting as a protective shield from the sun's harmful effects.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific skin disorders and some of their common causes.

See Also

  1. Acne: Overview
  2. Argyria: Overview
  3. Bedsores / Decubitus Ulcer
  4. Bruises: Overview
  5. Burns: Overview
  6. Frostbite: Overview
  7. Fungal Infections: Overview
  8. Hair Loss: Overview
  9. Keratosis: Overview
  10. Melanosis: Overview
  11. Psoriasis
  12. Scars: Overview
  13. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / Erythema Multiforme
  14. Stretch Marks: Overview
  15. Sweating: Overview
  16. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  17. Wounds: Overview
  18. 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene
  19. 2-Butanone
  20. 4,4'-Methylenedianiline
  21. Accupril / Quinapril Hydrochloride: Overview
  22. Acetone
  23. Acrylonitrile
  24. Ammonia
  25. Aniline
  26. Anthrax Vaccine
  27. Bis(2-chloroethyl) Ether
  28. Bis(chloromethyl) Ether
  29. Boron
  30. Bromomethane
  31. CCP Paper: Overview
  32. Celestone Soluspan / Betamethasone Acetate & Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate
  33. Chlorinated Dibenzofurans (CDFs)
  34. Chlorine
  35. Chloroform
  36. Cigarette Fires
  37. Cipro / Ciprofloxacin
  38. Cleocin / Clindamycin: Overview
  39. Clinipad Antiseptic Sterile Products
  40. Coal Ash Exposure: Overview
  41. Dibromochloropropane Exposure: Overview
  42. Electric Blankets
  43. Enterococcus faecium: Overview
  44. Florida Toxic Algae: Overview
  45. Ford Crown Victoria
  46. Frito-Lay Contamination: Overview
  47. Furan
  48. Gasoline
  49. General Motors Vehicles
  50. Genotropin / Somatrem
  51. Gentamicin
  52. Gulf War Syndrome
  53. Hexachlorobenzene
  54. Hospital Bed Fires
  55. Hydrogen Chloride
  56. Iodine
  57. Isophorone
  58. Jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7
  59. Jet fuels JP-5 and JP-8
  60. Kingfisher County and Major County, Oklahoma: Overview
  61. Latex
  62. Lewisite (Blister Agent)
  63. Lipokinetix: Overview
  64. L-tryptophan
  65. Lupron / Leuprolide
  66. Mattress Fires
  67. Merit Cigarettes
  68. Methylamines Exposure: Overview
  69. Methylene Chloride
  70. Methylprednisolone Acetate
  71. Migrant Workers: Overview
  72. Mirex and Chlordecone
  73. Monopril / Fosinopril Sodium: Overview
  74. Mount Dioxin - Pensacola
  75. Multi-Purpose Lighters
  76. Mumps-Measels-Rubella Vaccine: Overview
  77. N-hexane
  78. Nickel
  79. Nitrate Exposure: Overview
  80. Nitrogen Mustards (HN-1, HN-2, HN-3) (Blister Agent)
  81. Norplant Contraceptive
  82. Perchloroethylene
  83. Phosgene Oxime
  84. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons / PAH
  85. Procrit / Eprex
  86. PUVA Therapy: Overview
  87. Pyridine
  88. Radiation Therapy: Overview
  89. Refludan / Lepirudin: Overview
  90. Reglan / Metoclopramide
  91. SCUBA Accidents
  92. Selenium
  93. Selenium Hexafluoride
  94. Sodium and Calcium Hypochlorite
  95. Sodium Hydroxide
  96. Stoddard Solvent
  97. Strontium
  98. Sulfur Mustards H/HD and HT (Blister Agent)
  99. Sulfur Trioxide
  100. Synthetic Vitreous Fibers
  101. Tetryl
  102. Tin
  103. Titanium Tetrachloride
  104. Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  105. Treadmill: Overview
  106. Vinyl Acetate
  107. Virazole / Ribavirin
  108. Water Balloon Slingshots
  109. Xylene
  110. Zetia / Ezetimibe
  111. Zinc
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