Xerosis


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Xerosis

 

dryness of the skin caused by a decrease in the secretion of cutaneous sebum. It is found as a symptom in pellagra, hypovitaminosis A, dehydration of the body, and certain dermatoses. Primary xerosis is found in ectodermal dysplasia, a congenital anomaly in which there occurs an underdevelopment or complete aplasia of the sebaceous-follicular apparatus. A mild form of ichthyosis is sometimes called xerosis.

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Use of skin moisturizers to treat xerosis may indeed be higher in FLG-null carriers (Sergeant et al.
The net effect of any of these agents is retaining water in the skin and alleviating xerosis with minimal to no adverse effects.
More than 50% of patients receiving EGFR inhibitors experience dermatologic adverse effects, including maculopapular or papulopustular rash (most common), xerosis, pruritus, paronychia, abnormal hair growth, and telangiectasia.
In several of the poems, death becomes a way to preserve life, particularly in "The Custom of Aerial Burial," in which the speaker wonders if she is "suffering from a kind of xerosis," because she finds herself obsessively hanging fruits and flowers to dry in a "premature aerial burial," hoping to "bury them / before they rot in their own juices.
pyogenes (ATCC-12384), Streptococcus pneumoniae (ATCC-6301), Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (ATCC-9956), Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC-49149), Escherichia coli (ATCC-4157), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9742), Propionobacterium acne (ATCC-11828) and laboratory isolates of Corynebacterium xerosis (conjunctival swab), Nocardia asteroides (canalicular pus), Actinomyces spp.
The most common aetiology for pruritus in both sexes was skin dryness or xerosis (senile pruritus).
ROSETTE, SCLEROSIS, THROSTLE, UROSCOPY, VIROSIS, WROS(SE) = 'worse', XEROSIS, YCROST (crossed), ZEROS
The difference in CD4 cell count in herpes simplex infection, oral candidiasis, dermatophytosis, scabies, xerosis and popular urticaria as compared to the asymptomatic population was highly significant.
Treatment with topical steroid ointment will quickly settle these changes, but treatment of underlying xerosis with is essential to avoid flare ups.
Xerosis is skin dryness, which can cause widespread itching.