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ex·co·ri·ate

(eks-kō'rē-āt),
To scratch or otherwise strip off the skin by physical means.

excoriate

(ĭk-skôr′ē-āt′)
tr.v. excori·ated, excori·ating, excori·ates
1.
a. To censure strongly; denounce: "preparing to excoriate him for his insufficient preparations" (Neil Bascomb).
b. To criticize (something) harshly: "After excoriating the vapid culture of movie-star worship ... he's ended up at that trough" (Maureen Dowd).
2. To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).

ex·co′ri·a′tion n.
ex·co′ri·a′tor n.

ex·co·ri·ate

(eks-kōr'ē-āt)
To scratch or otherwise denude the skin by physical means.
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Regarding the cutaneous findings, they range from none to pruritus with excoriation or lichenification, prurigo nodularis or real ulcerations post scratching.
Table 2 Extent of score of erythematous lesion papules and excoriation in different follow-up.
The sudden onset of generalized pruritus, which is the hallmark of ICP, starts during the late second (20%) or third (80%) trimester, followed by secondary skin lesions, namely linear excoriations and excoriated papules caused by scratching.
Excoriations or crusts are occasionally seen, and there may be associated pruritus.
The physical exam was remarkable for a well-nourished, well-developed man covered in mud from head to toe with excoriations, lacerations, and severe pain of both lower extremities.
Hart's proposal is sure to provoke controversy, if not excoriations, within the military.
Overall response, body surface area involvement, and clinical severity scores for erythema (redness of the skin), edema (swelling), pruritis (itching), excoriations (scratch marks), scaling and lichenification (accentuation of skin markings) were monitored at quarterly visits.
Moreover, it has been estimated that up to half of all patients with CTCL die as a result of systemic infections arising secondary to pruritic skin excoriations, said Dr.
He had extensive excoriations, redness, focal erosions, and crusts.
Examination of the skin revealed numerous excoriations with ulcerations and xerosis on the arms and left leg (Figure 1 and 2).
Compared with their peers, neglected patients were more likely to have poor clothing, poor skin integrity, decubitus ulcers, diarrhea, urine burns, or urine excoriations.
From Spiro Agnew's alliterative attack on reporters as "nattering nabobs of negativism," to the bumper-sticker slogan "Annoy the Media, ReElect George Bush," to President Clinton's own spirited excoriations of the press's "insatiable desire.