elephant skin

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elephant skin

Dermatology
A descriptive term for skin with subcutaneous oedema, redundancy and dermal thickening (elephantiasis), which is seen in infection by Onchocerca volvulus.
 
ENT
A fanciful term for Grade-3 laryngeal oedema caused by prolonged acid reflux, with redundant thickened mucosa and an airway to laryngeal diameter ratio of less than one-half.
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