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The characteristic features are the presence of discrete fragile vesicles surrounded by an erythematous border that become pustular and rupture to discharge a thin, amber coloured seropurulent fluid that dries and forms a thick yellowish crust, the pustules may spread peripherally with central healing, evolving into annular, circinate or gyrate patterns.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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