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Eschar

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Definition 
Eschar is sloughed-off dead tissue caused by a burn or cauterization. An escharotic is a substance that causes the tissue to die and slough off, such as acids, alkalies, carbon dioxide, metallic salts, or electric cautery.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2007
by Brenda A. Kuper, M.D.

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