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Erosion

Erosion is a breakdown of the outer layers of the skin, usually because of a cut, scrape, or inflammation.

 

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References

Lazur A, Murphy G. The Skin. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25. 

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Update Date 11/6/2012