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  • Description of Skin Lesions
  • Skin Lesion (Scale)

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    Skin Lesion (Scale)

    Scale is heaped-up accumulations of horny epithelium. Scaling is a characteristic feature of many dermatophytoses, including tinea capitis. In this image, scale is especially noticeable at the nape of the neck.

    Image provided by Thomas Habif, MD.