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Definition of Skin erosion

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Skin erosion: Skin erosion is a loss of some or all of the epidermis (the outer layer) leaving a denuded surface.

Erosion is an eating away of a surface. The word "erosion" comes from the Latin "erodere" meaning to eat out.

Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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