Unit 4: Diseases and Conditions of the Integumentary and Musculoskeletal Systems. Kaplan University HS200 Marsha L. Wilson, M.Ed. Discussion Topics. Psoriasis Impetigo Pediculosis P atient E ducation O steoarthritis D rugs S ports Injuries. Psoriasis. Psoriasis.
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The cause of psoriasis is related to the immune system, and more specifically, a type of white blood cell called a T lymphocyte or T cell. Normally, T cells travel throughout the body to detect and fight off foreign substances, such as viruses or bacteria. If you have psoriasis, however, the T cells attack healthy skin cells by mistake as if to heal a wound or to fight an infection.
A-J display appearances of psoriasis lesions on typical areas of the skin. Lesions can be present on any area of the body. D is an example of minimal psoriasis. K-M are examples of psoriasis affecting fingernails. Although psoriasis-affected toenails can look very similar to this, people with athlete's foot may have similar-appearing toenails; therefore it is better to judge psoriasis by fingernail appearance alone. K and L display nail pits. M shows characteristic yellowish or brown color known as an "oil spot.“
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University of MichiganPSORIASIS
The three types of lice that live on humans are:
Only the body louse is known to spread disease.
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If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation and sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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