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Scales

Scales are a visible peeling or flaking of outer skin layers.

Causes

Scales may be caused by dry skin, certain inflammatory skin conditions, or infections.

Alternative Names

Skin flaking

References

High WA, Tomasini CF, Argenziano G, Zalaudek I. Basic principles of dermatology. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, eds.Dermatology

Update Date 4/14/2013