eschar


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eschar

[′es·kər]
(geology)
(medicine)
A dry crust or slough, especially one formed after a thermal or chemical burn.
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A dry sterile swab (Copan, Brescia, Italy) sample was collected from the inoculation eschar of each patient by the same person (N.
Clearing the fluids from the paths of the beam and creating the arc tunnel reticulum directly on the stroma of the target tissue prevents the formation of a floating eschar, thereby producing:
Skin samples from wounds treated with fraction D showed completed reepithelization under the eschar.
In order to avoid infection and promote healing, the eschar (burned skin) must be removed in a process referred to as 'debridement.
The patient is taken to the operating room as soon as he or she is adequately stabilized to surgically remove the eschar and to close the wounds with grafts.
And bacteria thrive on the dead skin and dried blood of eschar.
DNA was extracted from the homogenized eschar samples by using the QIAamp DNA Mini Kit (QIAGEN GmbH, Hilden, Germany) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The external auditory canal was filled with reddish soft tissue and greenish pus along with three blackish eschars over the scalp (Fig.
The eschar provides a devitalised, protein-rich environment, which further benefits bacterial proliferation through its exclusion from the systemic circulation and impaired local immune responses--hence the high susceptibility of the burn wound to infection.
Eventually, telltale black necrotic ulcers may be seen, with a black eschar visible by day 6.
By the end of postoperative week 2, no significant eschar was noted, and the tonsillar fossae were well epithelialized.