Radiodermatitis acuta

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

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

ICD11: EJ70

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

Inside 6-12 days, dermatitis triggered by ionising radiation (α-, β-, γ-rays)

  • Grade I: Erythema
  • Grade II: vesicles and blisters. Loss of hairiness
  • Grade III: Ulcers, tissue necrosis

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