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rhagades

 [rag´ah-dēz]
fissures, cracks, or fine scars in the skin, especially such lesions around the mouth or other regions subjected to frequent movement.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

rhag·a·des

(rag'ă-dēz),
Chaps, cracks, or fissures occurring at mucocutaneous junctions; seen in vitamin deficiency diseases and in congenital syphilis.
[G. rhagas, pl. rhagades, a crack]
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rhag·a·des

(rag'ă-dēz)
Chips, cracks, or fissures occurring at mucocutaneous junctions; seen in vitamin deficiency diseases and in congenital syphilis.
See also: cheilosis
[G. rhagas, pl. rhagades, a crack]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

rhag·a·des

(rag'ă-dēz)
Cracks or fissures occurring at mucocutaneous junctions.
[G. rhagas, pl. rhagades, a crack]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about rhagades

Q. anyone knows how to stop hard skin on the feet from becoming cracked??? during summer my feet got lots of hard skin and in the heel area the skin actually got cracked kinda deep. it hurts now and the cracks are starting to get infected I guess... do u guys know how to solve this?? I know there are some creams for that but I thought maybe now it's too late for that and I need something stronger?

A. There are good creams for moisterizing the skin of your feet on a daily basis, however now that you feel they might be infected you should see a dermatologist for some better treatment.

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Other telltale symptoms include maculopapular or papulosquamous eruptions and rhagades. Splenomegaly and periosteal inflammation of the long bones and ribs may also occur.
Later on, we see the formation of crusts, rhagades, and fetid debris.
Early congenital syphilis may feature a flulike syndrome associated with hemorrhagic nasal discharge (snuffles), a hoarse cry, multinodal lymphadenopathy, purpura, hepatosplenomegaly, ascites, mucocutaneous lesions (including mucous patches), and perioral fissuring (rhagades).