Dermatome

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dermatome

[′dər·mə‚tōm]
(anatomy)
An area of skin delimited by the supply of sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
(embryology)
Lateral portion of an embryonic somite from which the dermis will develop.
(medicine)
Instrument for cutting skin for grafting.

Dermatome

 

cutis plate, the embryonic basis of the connective-tissue part of the skin, or dermis. (The dermis is also formed from some of the cells of the ganglionic plate that develops from the neural columns.)

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The clinical manifestations of HZ are usually distinctive and characterized by painful vesicular rash appearing in a unilateral, dermatomal distribution.
8) Herpes zoster is heralded by a sensation of tingling and burning in a unilateral dermatomal distribution accompanied by fever, chills, headache, stomachache, and/or malaise.
She reported decreased sensation over the tips of her fingers on the affected hand without specific dermatomal distribution.
Herpes zoster is a common disease of the dorsal root ganglia and sensory nerve fibers clinically characterized by unilateral painful vesicular eruption of the skin in a dermatomal distribution.
Herpes zoster was diagnosed clinically based on the presence of tense, grouped, vesiculobullous lesions on an erythematous base, unilaterally in a dermatomal distribution.
A dermatomal distribution would suggest herpes zoster.
Physical examination demonstrated purple-black tender toes, bluish feet, cold up to both knees and decreased sensation to touch bilaterally without dermatomal distribution.
1] Chickenpox is associated with a widespread vesicular exanthema that occurs without respect to dermatomal distribution (Figure 1) and has been well recognized by parents and pediatricians alike for more than 100 years.
And 85% of the patients had strict dermatomal distribution, but 15% had vesicles beyond the dermatome.
Happle12 believes that many of cases reported as zosteriform LP do not have dermatomal distribution and they are indeed BILP.