desquamation


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desquamation

[dē·skwə′mā·shən]
(physiology)
Shedding; a peeling and casting off, as of the superficial epithelium, mucous membranes, renal tubules, and the skin.
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KLK5 is known to play a role in skin desquamation (7).
Given that hK7 is a serine protease involved in desquamation by degrading intercellular cohesive structures at the skin surface (17), it is reasonable to postulate that hK7 may also contribute to tumor cell invasion and metastasis by digesting extracellular matrix and/or adhesion molecules.
Current therapies used in the treatment of dry and moist desquamation are reviewed below.
A 16-year-old girl presented with widespread erythematous "sunburn" rash, fever, desquamation, and myalgia.
A link between SCCE levels and aberrant desquamation was shown with reduced levels of enzyme being present in the peripheral stratum corneum in surfactant-induced xerosis.
Our patient met the criteria of T SS: she had fever, rash, desquamation, hypotension, vomiting, diarrhea, myalgias, elevated creatine kinase, acute renal failure, and thrombocytopenia.
A young girl who was exposed to mercury in that spill experienced symptoms consistent with mercury exposure (unexplained tachycardia, hypertension, desquamation of soles and palms, rashes, diaphoresis, muscle pain, insomnia, vomiting, and behavioral and psychiatric changes).
The rash persisted for 2 days, followed by desquamation.
There are currently no treatments or preventions for HFS, which is characterized by tingling in the palms, fingers and soles of feet and by erythema, which may progress to burning pain with dryness, cracking, desquamation, ulceration and oedema.
This reaction presents as exaggerated erythema with desquamation and subjective burning and stinging.
disorders, fatigue, rash and desquamation (peeling of the skin).