Moshell, Alan Skin Diseases Program, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
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Pathologies of the skin. The skin is subject to localized and generalized disorders, as well as those of primary occurrence in the skin and those secondary to involvement of other tissue. Diseases and disorders may affect any of the structures of the skin (Fig. 1). They may be caused by external agents, either infectious or noninfectious, or by the abnormal accumulation of normal or abnormal skin elements, either inborn or acquired. See also: Skin
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