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Erosion

  • Definition
    • 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.