Nikolsky sign


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Related to Nikolsky sign: pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, Steven Johnson syndrome

Ni·kol·sky sign

(ni-kol'skē),
a peculiar vulnerability of the skin in pemphigus vulgaris; the apparently normal epidermis may be separated at the basal layer and rubbed off when pressed with a sliding motion.

Ni·kol·sky sign

(ni-kol'skē sīn)
A peculiar vulnerability of the skin in pemphigus vulgaris; the apparently normal epidermis can be separated at the basal layer and rubbed off when pressed with a sliding motion.

Nikolsky,

Pyotr V., Russian dermatologist, 1858-1940.
Nikolsky sign - a peculiar vulnerability of the skin in pemphigus vulgaris.

Ni·kol·sky sign

(ni-kol'skē sīn)
A peculiar vulnerability of the skin in pemphigus vulgaris; the apparently normal epidermis can be separated at the basal layer and rubbed off when pressed with a sliding motion.