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Crusts, scabs, and eschars 

Crusts, scabs, and eschars
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Crusts, scabs, and eschars
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date: 13 October 2019

Introduction436

Crusts and scabs438

Eschars440

Bacterial infections441

Viral infections442

are formed by dried serous exudate (figure 26.1a). They are secondary skin lesions occurring as a result of blistering diseases, trauma e.g. scratching or infection. It is important to differentiate them from scaling or dry skin, which consists of dead epidermal cells (corneocytes)....

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