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Scales

Definition

Scales are a visible peeling or flaking of outer skin layers.

Alternative Names

Skin flaking

References

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

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