Acne involves the clogging of pores, which can lead to infection and inflammation, and is often seen in adolescents.
Other disorders, not discussed here, include seborrheic dermatitis (on the scalp), psoriasis, cold sores, impetigo, scabies, hives, and warts.
What are the common diseases of integumentary system?
Disorders Affecting the Integumentary System
- Athlete’s foot.
- Pressure ulcers.
- Skin cancer.
What diseases affect skin cells?
Allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.
- Acne. What is acne?
- Alopecia Areata. What is alopecia areata?
- Atopic Dermatitis. What is atopic dermatitis?
- Cicatricial Alopecia.
- Epidermolysis Bullosa.
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
- Lichen Sclerosus.
How does melanoma affect the integumentary system?
Over exposure to sunlight can cause skin changes which can lead to melanoma. This is where the basal cells become cancerous; basal cells are found in the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin). This is the most common type of skin cancer which is usually highly curable when detected early.
How does acne affect the integumentary system?
Acne is a disorder that affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin.