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- Loss of the epidermis: linear hollowed-out crusted area
- (E.g. abrasion or scratch)
Linear crack or break from the epidermis to the dermis; may be moist or dry
Loss of part of the epidermis: depressed moist, glistening; follows rupture of the vesicle or bulls.
- Loss of epidermis and dermis; concave; varies in size
- (E.g. pressure sores, stasis ulcers)
Dried serum, blood or purulent exudate; slightly elevated; size varies; brown, red, black or tan.
Thinning of skin surface and loss of skin markings; skin translucent and paper-like.