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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* Congenital syphilis features a red or pink maculopapular rash followed by desquamation. Lesions are more common on the soles.
Exfoliative cheilitis indicates lip inflammation, accompanied by constant desquamation, more commonly found on just one lip, usually the lower one.
Odze's classification of EoE histology and other studies [4, 5,10] support the fact that, apart from the eosinophil count, additional features, eosinophilic microabscesses, superficial layering, desquamation, and degranulation are predominantly seen in EoE compared to GERD.
The presentation of RRD is similar to the dermatologic reaction seen during active radiation therapy, namely, erythema, edema, desquamation, hemorrhage, and necrosis.
Skin examination revealed diffuse, erythematous, palmoplantar keratoderma with desquamation and fissures on his hands and feet, especially over the palms and soles (Figures 1 and 2).
On hospitalization day 4, desquamation on her palms and fingers strongly suggested the diagnosis of TSS.
The assessments of ARSR Grades 1,2,3, and 4 were performed according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) v4.03: dermatitis radiation G1: faint erythema or dry desquamation; G2: moderate to brisk erythema; patchy moist desquamation, mostly confined to skin folds and creases; moderate edema; G3: moist desquamation in areas other than skin folds and creases; bleeding induced by minor trauma or abrasion; G4: life-threatening consequences; skin necrosis or ulceration of full thickness dermis; spontaneous bleeding from involved site; skin graft indicated.
The symptoms and signs of pruritus, erythema, vesicles, and desquamation were scored as 0 (nil), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), and 3 (severe).
Fourteen days post admission the patient presented sheetlike desquamation of the hands, feet, and perianal region.
5 Fever resolved 6 Rash and sore throat resolved 15 Desquamation was noted on palms of both hands and soles of both feet 17 Resolution of all signs and symptoms
However, the skin lesions continued to worsen with desquamation in the following week.
Similar observations were made upon histopathological examination of corneal samples obtained from animals exposed to 1 h, 3 h, and 6 h of anesthesia (Figure 1(b), Table 2), while in control rabbits, the cornea displayed normal structure (Figure 1(b), A, E), and in 1 h anesthetized animals, it exhibited a loss of superficial epithelial layer as well as coagulation, desquamation, and shedding of the squamous cells (Figure 1(b), B, F).