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eschar

 [es´kahr]
1. a slough produced by a thermal burn or a corrosive application, or by gangrene.

es·char

(es'kar),
A thick, coagulated crust or slough which develops following a thermal burn or chemical or physical cauterization of the skin.
[G. eschara, a fireplace, a scab caused by burning]

eschar

/es·char/ (es´kahr)
1. a slough produced by a thermal burn, by a corrosive application, or by gangrene.

eschar

(ĕs′kär′)
n.
A dry scab or slough formed on the skin as a result of a burn or by the action of a corrosive or caustic substance.

eschar

[es′kär]
Etymology: Gk, eschara, scab
a scab or dry crust that results from trauma, such as a thermal or chemical burn, infection, or excoriating skin disease. escharotic, adj.

es·char

(es'kahr)
A thick, coagulated crust or slough that develops following a thermal burn or chemical or physical cauterization of the skin.
[G. eschara, a fireplace, a scab caused by burning]
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ESCHAR

eschar

(es'kar?) [Gr. eschara, hearth, brazier, burning coal, burn, scab]
Dead matter that is cast off from the surface of the skin, esp. after a burn. The tissue is hard, black or brown, and leathery in texture.
See: illustration; escharotic

eschar

An area of dead, separated tissue (SLOUGH) produced by skin damage by a caustic substance or a burn.

Eschar

A hard crust or scab. In scrub typhus, an eschar forms over the initial sore from the chigger bite.

eschar

crust or coagulum formed in response to topical thermal/chemical cautery (e.g. caustic application)

eschar

a deep cutaneous slough such as that produced by a thermal burn, a corrosive action, a decubitus ulcer, a saddle gall or setfast.
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The new definitions also address areas previously questioned, such as how to stage an intact blister and how to treat adherent heel eschar.
DNA was extracted from 200 [micro]L of solution of eschar swab or skin biopsy samples by using the QIAamp DNA Mini Kit (QIAGEN, Hilden, Germany) according to the manufacturer's instructions, with a final elution volume of 100 [micro]L.
During this phase of eschar formation the stimulation of collagen synthesis is known to exceed that of extracellular collagen degradation so that the total amount of collagen continues to increase, and collagen fibrils become tightly packed and stabilized by the formation of inter- and intra-molecular cross-links (Mutsaers et al.
So one of the primary goals of burn treatment is to take the eschar off--by shaving and scrubbing the wounds.
A total of 263 eschar samples were obtained from patients with confirmed scrub typhus from the 3 study sites: 95 from Vellore in South India, 72 from Shimla in Northern India, and 96 from Shillong in Northeast India.
There may be rapid, purplish, haemorrhagic wound discolouration, deepening of the wound, friable or bleeding granulation tissue, eschar separation and tissue necrosis, ecthyma gangrenosa and spreading peri-wound cellulitis.
We have noted that as a result, there appears to be less eschar formation following each TWF procedure; delayed postoperative bleeding is usually attributable to the mobilization of pharyngeal eschar.
The new CMS guidelines contain specific definitions of tunneling, sinus tract, undermining, eschar, slough, exudate, and granulation tissue.
The patient also had more than 6 months history of ulceration on the right heel progressed to a black eschar but without evidence of osteomyelitis.
A vesicle may develop as early as 2 days after exposure and an eschar, within 4-10 days.
Resistick II is coating applied to stainless steel which resists eschar (scab or scar tissue caused by burning) during surgery.
In January 2014, a previously healthy 66-year-old farmer was admitted to the Health Center of Molina de Aragon (Guadalajara, Spain) with a 7-day history of an ulcer on the dorsal surface of the second finger on his right hand with a painful black eschar surrounded by edema, greenish exudate, erythema, and a broken blister.