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n. pl. ker·a·to·ly·ses (-sēz)
1. The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.

ker′a·to·lyt′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


n. queratolisis.
1. exfoliación de la epidermis;
2. anomalía congénita por la cual se muda la piel periódicamente;
___ neonatorum___ neonatal.
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The released hydrolases [5] cause keratolysis of the stratum corneum, which is used as a source of nitrogen and carbon.
Pitted keratolysis have reduced stratum corneum and a distinct clinical appearance.
Among the miscellaneous dermatoses, Keratinisation disorders were seen in 15 patients (5%), Corns were seen in 12 patients (4%), Trophic ulcers were seen in 15 patients (5%), Keloid in 6 patients (2%) and Keratolysis exfoliativa in 9 patients (3%).
Other ocular manifestations in RA include episcleritis, corneal involvement which includes filamentary keratitis, sterile central ulceration, microbial keratitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, sclerosing keratitis, stromal keratitis, and keratolysis.
Bacterial infections affecting atheletes include impetigo, folliculitis, furunculosis, erysipelas, cellulitis, erythrasma, pitted keratolysis, hot tub folliculitis and swimming pool granuloma.
for 20 days to treat secondary bacterial infection and ointment sulphur, salicylic acid topically for keratolysis and benzoyl peroxide shampoo (Petben (a)) bath at 7 days interval.
The second describes a more aggressive form of the condition with central progression and often keratolysis of the flap.
Isolation of Kytococcus sedentarius from a case of pitted keratolysis.
Keratolysis following excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy in a patient with keratoconus.
There is much to whet the appetite of any connoisseur of bizarrely named syndromes, from "toxic sock" syndrome (pitted keratolysis caused by Corynebacterium in athletes) to "hotfoot" syndrome (plantar Pseudomonas folliculitis associated with abrasive swimming pool floors).
Pitted keratolysis (PK), also known as keratolysis plantare sulcatum, is a skin disorder characterized by pits and collarettes from bacterial infection.
Shelley et al in 1982 described the coexistence of erythrasma with pitted keratolysis and trichomycosis axillaris.