1. Tender; painful.
2. Any type of tender or painful ulcer or lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.
SEE: Aphthous ulcer.
A thin-walled blister at the junction of the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips. It is caused by recurrent infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) in those who have antibodies to HSV. Treatment is recommended only for immunocompromised patients, who are given acyclovir.
SEE: fever blister
An ulcer of the skin of the arms or legs, sometimes caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae or staphylococci, typically contracted in Australia or Burma.
A syphilitic chancre; primary lesion of syphilis.
Infection of the skin or of poorly tended wounds by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, esp. in warm, moist, tropical climates.
SEE: Pressure ulcer.
The initial sore or hard chancre of syphilis.
soft venereal sore
A former name for SEE: chancroid.
A slang term for a superficial infected area of the skin seen in alcoholics with poor personal hygiene. It is erroneously thought to be due to specific action of the wine.