Forensics Markedly rugose skin of the hands and feet seen in bodies recovered from water—‘floaters’—the intensity of which is a function of time immersed and water temperature, occurring as quickly as 12 hours at 15-20ºC; the skin may slough off in ‘gloves’
Paediatrics A term of art referring to
(1) The loose, dry skin of post-term infants, likened to parchment paper
(2) Loss of skin turgor due to prolonged diarrhoea in cholera
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washerwoman skinPediatrics A term of art referring to
1. The loose, dry skin of post-term infants, likened to parchment.
2. Loss of skin turgor due to prolonged diarrhea in cholera may cause a similar appearance.
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