acantholysis bullosa

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acantholysis bullosa

Obsolete term for epidermolysis bullosa.
See also: acantholysis


loss of cohesion between the epidermal cells, resulting in intraepidermal clefts, vesicles and bullae. Seen in inflammatory, viral and autoimmune skin diseases, particularly the pemphigus complex.

acantholysis bullosa
see epidermolysis bullosa.
familial acantholysis
a congenital disease of Aberdeen Angus calves characterized by ulceration of the oral mucosa and the skin over the distal limb joints and the coronet.
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