Escara

Definición

Es un tejido muerto que se desprende (se suelta) de la piel sana y es causada por una quemadura o cauterización.

Un escarótico es una sustancia, como los ácidos, los álcalis, el dióxido de carbono o las sales metálicas, que hacen que el tejido muera y se desprenda.

Nombres alternativos

Escarótico

Revision

Last reviewed 5/10/2013 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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