________________________ is a light which is a valuable aid in diagnosing skin
infections such as fungi. This equipment transmits ultraviolet rays which cause
the fungi in the skin to fluoresce.
____________________ is a superficial fungal infection of red, white, or brown
patches which are primarily a cosmetic problem rather than a pathological
These three methods can be used to diagnose fungal disease: skin evaluation
with potassium hydroxide; ________________________ lamp examination; and
examination of skin cultures for dermatophytes.
___________________, an abnormal darkening of the skin, is often the first sign
of adrenal insufficiency.
__________________________ is an abnormal decrease in skin pigmentation.
The skin condition __________________ is a redness of the skin which occurs
with any skin injury, superficial infection, or skin inflammation.
List three elements responsible for the skin color in humans.
The amount of pigment produced and dispersed by melanocytes accounts for
The pinkish color of nail beds in Caucasians is caused by __________________