Erosion (dermatology)

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An erosion is a superficial sore of the skin, typically starting as a blister or pustule, and may heal without scarring or progress to form an ulcer.[1] It may be moist, ooze, or crust.[2]

Conditions that may present with erosions include impetigo, trauma, pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.[2]


See also


  1. James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "2. Cutaneous signs and diagnosis". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Elsevier. pp. 11–17. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bolognia, Jean L.; Schaffer, Julie V.; Duncan, Karynne O.; Ko, Christine (2022). "1. Basics". Dermatology Essentials (2nd ed.). Elsevier. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-323-70971-2. Archived from the original on 2024-02-12. Retrieved 2024-02-12.