DiseaseDisorder infobox
Name = Xerosis
ICD10 = E50.0-E50.3, H11.1, L85.3
ICD9 = ICD9|264.0-ICD9|264.3, ICD9|372.53, ICD9|706.8

Xerosis is the medical term for dry skin. It can have many different causes, including general dehydration, Vitamin A deficiency, and diabetes. Treatment is primarily symptomatic. "Xero", meaning dry or dehydrated, "osis" usually referring to a medical disease or disorder.

External links

* [http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/uz/xerosis.htm Penn State]
* [http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/dry_skin.html AOCD]
* [http://www.skinsite.com/info_xerosis.htm SkinSite]
* [http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmg/sec15/ch123/ch123c.jsp Merck Manual of Geriatrics]

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