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Erosion

 

Erosion is a breakdown of the outer layers of the skin, usually because of a:

  • Cut
  • Scrape
  • Inflammation

 

References

Lazur A, Murphy G. The skin. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 25.

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        Review Date: 10/27/2014

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