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ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS

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Abx

Antibiotics

ACD

Allergic contact dermatitis

ACE-I

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor

AK

Actinic keratosis

ANCA

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies

ANA

Antinuclear antibody

ASA

Acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin)

BCC

Basal cell carcinoma

BID

Bis in die (twice a day)

BP

Bullous pemphigoid

BSA

Body surface area

BUN

Blood urea nitrogen

Bx

Biopsy

CBC (&D)

Complete blood count (& differential)

CF

Cystic fibrosis

CHF

Congestive heart failure

CHILD syndrome

Congenital hemidysplasia, ichthyosiform erythroderma, and limb defects

CK

Creatine kinase

Cr

Creatinine

CREST

Calcinosis cutis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia

CRP

C-reactive protein

C&S

Culture & sensitivity

CTCL

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

DEJ

Dermal-epidermal junction

DF

Dermatofibroma

DHEA(S)

Dehydroepiandrosterone (sulfate)

DIF

Direct immunofluorescence

DLE

Discoid lupus erythematosus

EM

Electron microscopy

ENA

Extractable nuclear antigen

ESR

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

F

Female

FSH

Follicle-stimulating hormone

5-FU

5-Fluorouracil

GVHD

Graft-versus-host disease

Hgb

Hemoglobin

H&E

Hematoxylin & eosin

HPV

Human papillomavirus

HSP

Henoch-Schönlein purpura

IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease

ICAM

Intracellular adhesion molecule

IIF

Indirect immunofluorescence

ILVEN

Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus

IM

Intramuscular

ITP

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

IV

Intravenous

IVIG

Intravenous immunoglobulin

KA

Keratoacanthoma

KOH

Potassium hydroxide

KP

Keratosis pilaris

LCV

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

LH

Luteinizing hormone

LP

Lichen planus

LS & A

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

M

Male

MCV

Molluscum contagiosum virus

MF

Mycosis fungoides

MM

Malignant melanoma

MTX

Methotrexate

Mx

Management

NF

Neurofibromatosis

NSAIDs

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

OD

Once a day

OTC

Over the counter

PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

PCR

Polymerase chain reaction

PCT

Porphyria cutanea tarda

PHN

Postherpetic neuralgia

PMHx

Past medical history

PPD

Paraphenylenediamine

PPD

Purified protein derivative (TB skin test)

PRP

Pityriasis rubra pilaris

PUPPP

Pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy

R/O

Rule out

SC

Subcutaneous

SCC

Squamous cell carcinoma

SJS

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

SK

Seborrheic keratosis

SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus

STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases

TBSE

Total body skin examination

TEN

Toxic epidermal necrolysis

TPPA

Treponema pallidum particle agglutination test

TTP

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Tx

Treatment

Ungt

Ointment

URTI

Upper respiratory tract infection

U/S

Ultrasound

UV(L)

Ultraviolet (light)

VZV

Varicella zoster virus

yo

Years old

SPANISH-ENGLISH VOCABULARY & TRANSLATION

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Abscess

El absceso

Acne

El acné

Allergic dermatitis

La dermatitis alérgica

Allergies

Las alergias

Allergy

La alergia

Address

La directión

Adverse effect

La reactión adversa, el acontecimiento adverso (for FDA and IRBs)

Antiallergenic

El antialérgico

Antibiotic

El antibiótico

Antifungal

El antimicótico, para la infección por hongos

Antihelminthic

Medicamento para las lombrices

Antihistamine

Los antihistammícos

Arthralgia, joint pain

El dolor en las articulaciones, dolor en las coyunturas, el cuerpo “cortado,” la artralgia

Bacterial infection

La infección bacteriana/infección bacterial

Bandage

La venda, el vendaje, el apósito

BID (twice a day)

Bid, dv/d

Birth mark

La mancha de nacimiento

Bite

La mordida, mordedura

Biopsy

La biopsia

Blister

La ampolla

Blistering disease

La enfermedad ampollosa

Blood chemistry

La química sanguínea

Blood culture

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