Skin necrosis

Zuleika L. Bonilla-Martinez, Robert Kirsner

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Abstract

Skin necrosis is a clinical manifestation of tissue death, most commonly due to alteration of cutaneous blood flow. Tissue death may occur from blockage, destruction or physiologic constriction of vessels supplying the skin, in either large vessels (peripheral arterial disease) or small vessels (thrombi or emboli), causing ischemia. Vessel destruction may be direct as in vasculitis or indirect as in pyoderma gangrenosum. Cutaneous signs such as purpura and livedo can suggest both presence and type of blood-vessel damage. Vascular studies, biopsy and laboratory tests are important in rendering a diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages281-287
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783540793380
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Necrosis
Skin
Blood Vessels
Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Purpura
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Vasculitis
Embolism
Constriction
Thrombosis
Ischemia
Biopsy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Bonilla-Martinez, Z. L., & Kirsner, R. (2009). Skin necrosis. In Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology (pp. 281-287). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79339-7_31

Skin necrosis. / Bonilla-Martinez, Zuleika L.; Kirsner, Robert.

Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009. p. 281-287.

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Bonilla-Martinez, ZL & Kirsner, R 2009, Skin necrosis. in Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 281-287. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79339-7_31
Bonilla-Martinez ZL, Kirsner R. Skin necrosis. In Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2009. p. 281-287 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-79339-7_31
Bonilla-Martinez, Zuleika L. ; Kirsner, Robert. / Skin necrosis. Life-Threatening Dermatoses and Emergencies in Dermatology. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009. pp. 281-287
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