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Related to exfoliative: exfoliative cytology, exfoliative toxin


v. ex·fo·li·at·ed, ex·fo·li·at·ing, ex·fo·li·ates
1. To remove (a layer of bark or skin, for example) in flakes or scales; peel.
2. To cast off in scales, flakes, or splinters.
To come off or separate into flakes, scales, or layers.

[Latin exfoliāre, exfoliāt-, to strip of leaves : ex-, ex- + folium, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·fo′li·a′tion n.
ex·fo′li·a′tive adj.
ex·fo′li·a′tor n.


adj exfoliativo
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The treatment specialises in foot concerns including medical conditions like psoriasis, plantar keratoderma, toe nail fungus and exfoliative dermatitis.
Multiplex PCR for Detection of Genes for Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxins, Exfoliative Toxins, Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1, and Methicillin Resistance.
In the RATIFY trial, the most frequent adverse reactions (incidence greater than or equal to 30%) in the Rydapt plus standard chemotherapy arm were febrile neutropenia, nausea, exfoliative dermatitis, vomiting, headache, petechiae (small red skin spots) and pyrexia.
Bullous impetigo (A), caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus can present with vesicles and bullae due to staphylococcal exfoliative toxins (exfoliatin A-D) which cause separation at the superficial epidermal level.
The strain was negative for Panton-Valentine leukocidin, toxic shock syndrome toxin 1, enterotoxins A, B, C, E, and H, and exfoliative toxins A and B, but it harbored genes for enterotoxins D, G, and I.
4] Oral exfoliative cytology is a nonaggressive technique that is well accepted by the patient and is, therefore, an attractive option for the early diagnosis of oral cancer, including epithelial atypia and SCC.
Exfoliative toxin (siet), lukS and luk F genes were also identified from the isolates.
Distribution of Cases of Primary and Secondary Pyoderma Primary Pyodermas n Secondary Pyodermas n Impetigo 9 (18%) Infective Pemphigus 22(44%) Folliculitis 2 (4%) Infective SJS 8 (16%) Carbuncle 1 (2%) Infective Exfoliative 4 (8%) dermatitis Infective Scabies 3 (6%) Infective Atopic 1 (2%) dermatitis Total 12 (24%) 38 (76%) Table 3.
PRP can cause erythroderma (also known as exfoliative dermatitis), which is the term applied to an erythematous eruption with scaling that covers [greater than or equal to] 90% of the body's surface area.
Following treatment, there was rapid remission of fever, but the rash eventually developed to exfoliative dermatitis.
7%) were on steroids for various ailments such as bronchial asthma, contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, pemphigus vulgaris, lepra reactions, systemic lupus erythematosus and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
hyicus are exotoxins, such as enterotoxins and exfoliative toxins.