By Gary M. White, MD

Skin excoriations Here a linear excoriation near psoriasis.

Scratching leads to linear ulcers (excoriations). Aggressive scratching leads to open wounds, infection, pigmentary change, and scarring.

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Chronic scratching on the upper back leads to white scars.
Skin excoriations along with white scars Skin excoriations along with white scars

Excoriations in acne excoriee.
Skin excoriations


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