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xerosis

 [ze-ro´sis]
abnormal dryness, as of the eye (xerophthalmia), skin (xeroderma), or mouth (xerostomia).
xerosis generalisa´ta dryness of the skin, with pruritus and branny scaling, seen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

xe·ro·sis

(zē-rō'sis),
Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.
[xero- + G. -osis, condition]

xerosis

(zĭ-rō′sĭs)
n. pl. xero·ses (-sēz)
1. Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.
2. The normal hardening of aging tissue.

xe·ro·sis

(zēr-ō'sis)
Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.
[xero- + G. -osis, condition]
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CONJUNCTIVAL XEROSIS: SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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XEROSIS

xerosis

(zĕ-rō′sĭs) [ xero- + -sis]
Abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva.
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xerosis

Dryness, especially of the eyes, mouth, vagina or skin.

xerophthalmia 

Extreme dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea due to a failure of the secretory activity of the mucin-secreting goblet cells of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva and cornea lose their lustre and become skin-like in appearance. The condition may even propagate to the cornea and give rise to keratoconjunctivitis sicca and, if severe, keratomalacia. Xerophthalmia may be due to trauma, exposure or systemic deficiency of vitamin A, etc. Syn. xeroma; xerosis of the conjunctiva (if the cornea is not involved). See keratoconjunctivitis sicca; keratomalacia; mucin; Bitot's spot.
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Caption: FIGURE Lichenification (A), Hypopigmentation (B), Perifollicular Accentuation (C), Palmar Hyperlinearity (D), Xerosis (E) Source: Photos courtesy of Lawrence F.
Therefore, the objective of this study was set to determine the frequencies of nasal itching, epistaxis, chapped lips and xerosis of skin among Pakistani peacekeepers exposed to the dry climate of Nyala, Sudan.
These findings were consistent with previous studies regarding FLG compound mutations and were consistent with the largest sample size correlation study between single c.3321delA mutations and AD phenotypes.[sup][2] However, in this study, no association between xerosis, keratosis pilaris and c.3321delA were observed, which was inconsistent with the study employed by Meng et al.
Xerosis of skin may be a primary finding or secondary manifestation of chronic medical conditions such as hypothyroidism.
Xerosis is characterized by the inflammation of the skin when not enough moisture is present in its layers.
These include alopecia, cheilitis or chapped lips, dermatitis, epistaxis, nail fragility, peeling rash, xerosis and pruritus, dryness of the eyes, which may result in discomfort, photophobia, blepharoconjunctivitis, and keratitis (9).
The major hallmarks of this atopic disease are xerosis, pruritus and chronic relapsing eczematous lesions of the teguments.
They also discuss decorative cosmetics; hair cosmetics and cosmeceuticals; moisturizers; cosmeceutical treatment of the nail; botanicals and cosmeceutical for sun protection; UV care; topical vitamins E, C, and ferulic acid and topical L-selenomethionine; the use of cosmeceuticals in rosacea, androgenetic alopecia, eczema, xerosis, cutaneous barrier repair, oily skin, seborrhea, seborrheic dermatitis, purpura, and vitiligo; melasma and depigmentation agents; botanical extracts; biomarine actives; analytical chemistry for botanical extracts; and the legal distinction in the US between a cosmetic and a drug.
The bacteria (Klebsiella pneumoniae 13883 Bacillus megaterium DSM 32 Pseudomonas aeroginosa 9027 Bacillus subtilis IMG 22 Enterobacter cloaca ATCC 13047 Escherichia coli ATCC 8739 Corynebocterium xerosis ATCC 373 Staphylococcus aureus 6538).
Writing in the journal Obesity Surgery (bit.ly/1wDf1ue), the authors state that the disruption to the supply of vitamins and micronutrients caused by such surgeries could affect the optic nerve and visual system, leading to a range of ophthalmic complications, including night blindness, corneal xerosis, and corneal ulceration.
The normal skin barrier can be affected by many factors, leading to the symptoms of dry skin--also known as xerosis. Clinically, when confronted with a patient with dry skin one would seek to elucidate the possible causes (Table 1).
Dos meses despues el paciente presento urticaria, xerosis y eritema en zonas expuestas, consulto el servicio de dermatologia y se le prescribio tratamiento topico con una preparado magistral de corticoides y emolientes, no tuvo mejoramiento y fue remitido a medicina interna, se realizo estudio de eritrodermia y sindrome paraneoplasico, en esta etapa presento urticaria, prurito, edema de cara y pies, eritrodermia descamativa generalizada, alopecia, y queratodermia palmoplantar.