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  • Epidermis separates from dermis. Occurs when mild shear stress applied to skin
  • Seen in pemphigus vulgaris, scalded skin syndrome, or toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Named after Russia physician Nikolsky in 1896

References

  1. Bickley L, Hoekelman R. Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. Philadephia, Pa: Lippincott; 2009.