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Abbreviations

Abbreviations found in Derm Facts
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Ab
antibody, antibodies
ACE
angiotensin converting enzyme
AD
autosomal dominant
AFX
atypical fibroxanthoma
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AK
actinic keratosis
AKA
also known as
ALHE
angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia
AML
acute myelogenous leukemia
ANCA
anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies
APECED s. APECED syndrome: Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy type I, Autoimmune PolyEndocrinopathy-Candidiasis-Ectodermal Dystrophy)
aq.
aqueous
AR
autosomal recessive
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid
ASD
atrial septal defect
AV
arterio-venous
AVM
arterio-venous malformation
BCC
basal cell carcinoma
BP
bullous pemphigoid
BRBN s.blue rubber bleb  nevus syndrome
cAMP
cyclic adenosine monophosphate
cGMP
cyclic guanine monophosphate
CAD
coronary artery disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CIE
congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma
CLL
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CMC
chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis
CML
chronic myelogenous leukemia
CMV
cytomegalovirus
CNCH
chondrodermatitis nodularis chronicus helices
CNS
central nervous system
CP
cicatricial pemphigoid
CTCL
cutaneous T cell lymphoma
CV
cardiovascular
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
d.
disease
DEB
dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
DFSP
dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
DLE
discoid lupus erythematosus
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DSAP
disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis
EAC
erythema annulare centrifugum
EB
epidermolysis bullosa
EBA
epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus
EED
erythema elevatum diutinum
EHK
epidermolytic hyperkeratosis
esp.
especially
FTT
failure to thrive
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
GVH
graft versus host
H/A
headache
HAV
hepatitis A virus
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCV
hepatitis C virus
HDL
high density lipoprotein
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HPV
human papilloma virus
HSM
hepatosplenomegaly
HSV
herpes simplex virus
HTLV
human T-lymphocyte virus
IBD
inflammatory bowel disease
IgA
immunoglobulin A
IgE
immunoglobulin E
IgG
immunoglobulin G
IgM
immunoglobulin M
ILVEN
inflamed linear verrucous epidermal nevus
IP
incontinentia pigmenti
IUGR
intra-uterine growth retardation
JEB
junctional epidermolysis bullosa
JXG
juvenile xanthogranuloma
KA
keratoacanthoma
LDL
low density lipoprotein
LE
lupus erythematosus
LFT
liver function test
LGV
lymphogranuloma venereum
LP
lichen planus
LPP
large plaque parapsoriasis
LSC
lichen simplex chronicus
MCV
molluscum contagiosum virus
MEN
multiple endocrine neoplasia
MI
myocardial infarction
MR
mental retardation
NLD
necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
NSAIDs
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
N/V
nausea/vomiting
NXG
necrobiotic xanthogranuloma
OCD
obsessive compulsive disorder
OCPs
oral contraceptive pills
PABA
para-aminobenzoic acid
PAN
polyarteritis nodosa
PCN
penicillin
PCT
porphyria cutanea tarda
PED
palmoplantar ectodermal dysplasia
pet.
petroleum
PG
pyoderma gangrenosum
PIP
proximal interphalangeal
PLC
pityriasis lichenoides chronica
PLEVA
pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta
PMLE
polymorphous light eruption
PPK
palmoplantar keratoderma
PRP
pityriasis rubra pilaris
PSS
progressive systemic sclerosis
PUPPP
pruritic & urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy
PUVA
psoralen + ultraviolet A light
PXE
pseudoxanthoma elasticum
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RF
rheumatoid factor
RNA
ribonucleic acid
ROM
range of motion
RSV
respiratory syncytial virus
s.
syndrome
SCC
squamous cell carcinoma
SCIDs
severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome
SCLE
subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
SK
seborrheic keratosis
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
SM
splenomegaly
sol.
solution
SPP
small plaque parapsoriasis
SSSS
staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
TEN
toxic epidermal necrolysis
TMEP
telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans
TSS
toxic shock syndrome
URI
upper respiratory infection
XLD
X-linked dominant
XLR
X-linked recessive
 

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