Radiodermatitis acuta

Last Updated: 2020-11-23

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Acute X-ray dermatitis, acute radiation dermatitis, acute radiodermatitis.

Dermatitis caused by ionising radiation (α-, β-, γ-, Radium- and Boundary Rays) within 6-12 days.

  • Grade I: Erythema.
  • Grade II: Vesicles and blisters. Loss of hair. 
  • Grade III: ulcers, tissue necrosis.

Radiation protection measures.

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