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Medical Term:

radiation dermatosis

Definition

skin changes at the site of ionizing radiation, particularly erythema in the acute stage, temporary or permanent epilation, and chronic changes in the epidermis and dermis resembling actinic keratosis, from which squamous cell carcinoma may develop.

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