Escamas

Definición

Las escamas son un desprendimiento o exfoliación visible de las capas externas de la piel.

Nombres alternativos

Descamación de la piel

Causas

Las escamas pueden ser causadas por piel seca, ciertas afecciones inflamatorias de la piel o infecciones.

Figures

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Referencias

High WA, Tomasini CF, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I. Basic principles of dermatology. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 1.

Revision

Last reviewed 4/14/2013 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. 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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