(sor)


1. Tender; painful.
2. Any type of tender or painful ulcer or lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.

canker sore

SEE: Aphthous ulcer.

cold sore

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

Delhi sore

SEE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

desert sore

An ulcer of the skin of the arms or legs, sometimes caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae or staphylococci, typically contracted in Australia or Burma.

hard sore

A syphilitic chancre; primary lesion of syphilis.

jungle sore

Infection of the skin or of poorly tended wounds by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, esp. in warm, moist, tropical climates.

Oriental sore

SEE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

pressure sore

SEE: Pressure ulcer.


PRESSURE SORE

primary sore

The initial sore or hard chancre of syphilis.

soft sore

SEE: Chancroid.

soft venereal sore

A former name for SEE: chancroid.

tropical sore

SEE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

wine sore

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.

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