Scarring and pigmentation caused by prolonged x-ray exposure during treatment of tuberculous glands.
Burns caused by long-term radiation exposure can be extensive and expand even after the source of radiation is removed.
Most patients receiving radiotherapy for cancer or other conditions end up with some degree of radiation dermatitis (radiodermatitis), which usually manifests itself as intense erythema (redness) of the dermis. At more extreme or prolonged doses, this can result in severe induration (hardening) of the skin after the fact, dry desquamation (skin sloughing without open wounds underneath), and bursting of surface blood vessels.
Sites of ionizing radiation burns have a greatly increased risk of radiation-induced cancers in subsequent years.
Diseases of the Skin. James H. Sequiera, 1919.

Scarring and pigmentation caused by prolonged x-ray exposure during treatment of tuberculous glands.

Burns caused by long-term radiation exposure can be extensive and expand even after the source of radiation is removed.

Most patients receiving radiotherapy for cancer or other conditions end up with some degree of radiation dermatitis (radiodermatitis), which usually manifests itself as intense erythema (redness) of the dermis. At more extreme or prolonged doses, this can result in severe induration (hardening) of the skin after the fact, dry desquamation (skin sloughing without open wounds underneath), and bursting of surface blood vessels.

Sites of ionizing radiation burns have a greatly increased risk of radiation-induced cancers in subsequent years.

Diseases of the Skin. James H. Sequiera, 1919.

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