radiation dermatitis


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ra·di·a·tion der·ma·ti·tis

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to ionizing radiation, typically as part of cancer radiation therapy; can range from erythema to wet desquamation of the skin (tissue sloughing) in acute form; tissue atrophy, fibrosis, and permanent scarring in chronic form. Permanent changes in skin pigmentation can also occur.

radiation dermatitis

Dermatitis due to radiation exposure.
Synonym: radioepidermitis; radioepithelitis; radiodermatitis
See also: dermatitis

ra·di·a·tion der·ma·ti·tis

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn dĕr'mă-tī'tis)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to ionizing radiation, typically as part of cancer radiation therapy; can range from erythema to wet desquamation of the skin (tissue sloughing) in acute form; tissue atrophy, fibrosis, and permanent scarring in chronic form. Permanent changes in skin pigmentation can also occur.
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