acral


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acral

 [ak´ral]
pertaining to or affecting a limb or apex.

ac·ral

(ak'răl),
Relating to or affecting the peripheral parts, for example, limbs, fingers, ears, etc.
[G. akron, extremity]

acral

/ac·ral/ (ak´ral) pertaining to or affecting a limb or other extremity.

acral

[ak′rəl]
Etymology: Gk, akron, extremity
pertaining to an extremity or apex.

acral

adjective Referring to the extremities, especially the distal extremities.

ac·ral

(ak'răl)
Relating to or affecting the peripheral parts, e.g., limbs, fingers, ears, and other body parts.
[G. akron, extremity]

acral

of limb extremities

ac·ral

(ak'răl)
Relating to peripheral body parts.
[G. akron, extremity]

acral

affecting the extremities.

acral lick dermatitis
a skin disorder in dogs caused by their licking of a localized area of skin, usually on the lower limbs and particularly over the carpus or metatarsal region. The initiating cause is believed to be psychological but the area quickly becomes traumatized, often secondarily infected, and apparently pruritic which serves to intensify the licking and worsening of the lesion. Called also neurodermatitis, acral pruritic nodule, acropruritic nodule or granuloma, acral lick granuloma.
acral mutilation syndrome
see hereditary sensory neuropathy.
acral pruritic nodule
see acral lick dermatitis.
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They collected data from five patients who were diagnosed with acral melanoma and combined this with data from three other patients.
0%) 167 67 M 1994 Superficial spreading 173 77 M 1978 Nodular 229 77 F 1992 Acral lentiginous 269 (a) 61 M 1989 Superficial spreading 283 34 M 1978 Superficial spreading 490 71 M 1976 Nodular Metastatic melanomas (n = 21; 10.
examples of Agents Used to Manage Dermatologic toxicities From targeted Agents Acral erythema treatment: Kerasal[R] (urea-containing cream, Alterna LLC) Cleansers: Cetaphil[R] (Galderma Laboratories), Neutrogena[R] Norwegian Formula[R] (Neutrogena Corporation) Makeup: Dermablend[TM] (Dermablend) Moisturizers or emollients: Aquaphor[R] (Beiersdorf Inc.
Bilateral palm and sole acral erythemas with various degrees of desquamation were also seen (Fig.
leprae grows at 30[degrees] to 33[degrees]C, which may be why it preferentially targets the lips, forehead, ears, and other acral areas (5).
Chemotherapy Induced Acral Erythema (Hand-Foot Syndrome) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 http://www.
Our case is interesting because of the symptoms which occurred in the later period of the disease, the comorbidity of acral mutilations, the existence of Charcot arthropathy in the shoulder and elbow, and the association with sensory motor polyneuropathy.
Acral melanoma presenting as an ulcerated darkly pigmented lesion on the sole of the foot with satellite lesions.
Background and Design: Compared to nevi in other regions, acral melanocytic nevi have special dermoscopic features due to their anatomical localizations.
However, acral melanoma is more common in African Americans, compared with other populations.
On his admission to our clinic, his physical examination revealed acral enlargement, frontal bossing, and prognathism, consistent with acromegaly.