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xerosis

 [ze-ro´sis]
abnormal dryness, as of the eye (xerophthalmia), skin (xeroderma), or mouth (xerostomia).
xerosis generalisa´ta dryness of the skin, with pruritus and branny scaling, seen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

xe·ro·sis

(zē-rō'sis),
Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.
[xero- + G. -osis, condition]

xerosis

/xe·ro·sis/ (ze-ro´sis) abnormal dryness, as of the eye, skin, or mouth.xerot´ic
xerosis generalisa´ta  dryness of the skin, with pruritus and branny scaling, seen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

xerosis

(zĭ-rō′sĭs)
n. pl. xero·ses (-sēz)
1. Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.
2. The normal hardening of aging tissue.

xerosis

See dry skin.

xe·ro·sis

(zēr-ō'sis)
Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.
[xero- + G. -osis, condition]
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CONJUNCTIVAL XEROSIS: SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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XEROSIS

xerosis

(zĕ-rō′sĭs) [ xero- + -sis]
Abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva.
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xerosis

Dryness, especially of the eyes, mouth, vagina or skin.

xerophthalmia 

Extreme dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea due to a failure of the secretory activity of the mucin-secreting goblet cells of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva and cornea lose their lustre and become skin-like in appearance. The condition may even propagate to the cornea and give rise to keratoconjunctivitis sicca and, if severe, keratomalacia. Xerophthalmia may be due to trauma, exposure or systemic deficiency of vitamin A, etc. Syn. xeroma; xerosis of the conjunctiva (if the cornea is not involved). See keratoconjunctivitis sicca; keratomalacia; mucin; Bitot's spot.

xerosis

abnormal dryness, as of the eye (xerophthalmia), skin (xeroderma) or mouth (xerostomia).
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Skin disease Percentage of participants with skin disease (%) Xerosis 28 Seborrhoeic keratosis (hand) 14 Seborrhoeic keratosis (face) 13 Pressure ulcer 7 Cherry angioma 5 Actinic keratosis (hand) 3 Actinic keratosis (face) 2
These included 56% Bitot's Spots with Conjuntival Xerosis, 11% with Corneal Ulceration, 17% with Bitot's Spots, 1% with Corneal Xernsis and 3% with Corneal Scars, and 9% were having night blindness (7).
Xerophthalmia also encompasses night blindness, conjunctival and corneal xerosis, Bitot spots and corneal ulceration.
09 Table 8: Prevalence of the non-infectious skin lesions among cat-1 (non-HAART) study population with mean CD4+Count Disease Male Female Total (n=84) (n=91) (n=175) Xerosis 14 -- 14 (16.
Other common skin reactions are xerosis, pruritus, nail changes, mild hair loss, and hypertrichosis (Eaby et al.
Of the patients, 202 (94%) had at least one type of dermatological disease (Table 1), with the most prevalent diseases being xerosis (127 patients, 59.
6) revealed a thin, puffy, dull-appearing female with psychomotor retardation, xerosis, deep voice, poor hearing, eyebrow loss, coarse hair, periorbital edema, and prolonged AJRP.
Sik gorulen deri hastaliklari xerosis, lanugo benzeri vucut killanmasi, telojen effluvium, karotenoderma, akne, hiperpigmentasyon, seboreik dermatit, akrosiyanoz, perniyoz, petesi, livedo retikularis, interdijital intertrigo, paronisya, generalize pruritus, yavas yara iyilesmesi, prurigo pigmentosa, odem, lineer eritem craquele, akral sogukluk, pellagra, akrodermatit enteropatika.
They are useful in situations of mild xerosis or transient subcutaneous damage in which normal healing processes are able to cope with the damage.