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Ulceration of the skin 

Ulceration of the skin
Ulceration of the skin
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Causes of ulcers504

Ulcers are caused by complete loss of the epidermis, usually including some dermal loss. Partial loss is known as an erosion. There are many causes. ( see also page 187):

Epidermolysis bullosa: a group of inherited mechanobullous disorders leading to skin fragility with blistering and ulcers (...

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