Vitropression | definition of vitropression by Medical dictionary
vitropression (vĭt″rō-prĕsh′ŭn) [L. vitrum, glass, + pressio, a squeezing]
A method of temporarily eliminating redness of the skin caused by hyperemia by pressure with a glass slide on the skin for the purpose of studying any lesions or discolorations.
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Papular lesions may become nodular in the severe forms of rosacea, with appearance of lupoid infiltrate on vitropression
. Skin edema may accompany or follow the episodes of papulopustular eruption.
The diagnosis can be confirmed by vitropression
, a technique popular in Europe in which pressure is applied under glass and the extent of subsequent skin bleaching measured, Dr.