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Right in the picture a rhagade on a heel with hyperkeratosis .

A rhagade (from ancient Greek ῥαγάδα rhagáda , 'tear', 'tear', also fissures ) is a smooth, deep tear in the skin that extends into the dermis . It is a pathological change in the skin ( efflorescence ).


Reasons for the formation of a rhagade can be:

Angular rhagade of the mouth

to form

The place of their appearance are often the lips , the corners of the mouth (see corner inflammation ) or the soles of the feet . A rhagade can arise between individual toes , at the transition from the outer ear ( helix [above], ear lobes [below]) to the head, in a joint bend or in the anal region .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Ulrich Hengge, Thomas Ruzicka (ed.): Textbook of dermatology and venereology. Your red thread through studies according to the new ÄAppO . Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 978-3-8047-2178-4 .
  2. Ingrid Moll (Ed.): Dual series of dermatology . 8th completely revised edition. Thieme, Stuttgart 2016, ISBN 978-3-13-126688-0 .
  3. a b c d Willibald Pschyrembel: Pschyrembel Clinical Dictionary - with clinical syndromes and nouns anatomica . 256th, revised edition. de Gruyter, Berlin / New York 1990, ISBN 978-3-11-010881-1 .