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MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Article Title

Introduction

Orginal Publication Date

1976

Journal Title

MCV/Q, Medical College of Virginia Quarterly

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

4

Last Page

4

Abstract

The skin is a rather large organ comprising 16% of body weight. It contains several cell types and cell products. Three separate compartments are present and a disease may involve one or all. The topmost layer, the epidermis, is a very active metabolic area and disease involving this area is generally acute with oozing, weeping, and scaling. The dermis, which is quite large, gives support to the entire skin and body. Dermal diseases produce swelling, enlargement, and rigidity in the skin. A disease in the subcutaneous section of the skin, the third major portion, is usually nodular and edematous.

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