Hiedra venenosa en la pierna

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Hiedra venenosa en la pierna

Esta es la apariencia inicial característica de una erupción por hiedra venenosa, localizada en una pierna. Estas lesiones iniciales consisten en múltiples ampollas pequeñas (vesículas), a menudo en una línea en donde la piel ha rozado contra la hiedra venenosa. La erupción es causada por el contacto de la piel con la savia oleaginosa (o resina) de estas plantas. Esta resina oleaginosa por lo general penetra rápidamente en la piel y rara vez se transfiere de una persona a otra. La erupción no es causada por el líquido de las ampollas; de tal manera que, una vez que la persona ha eliminado el aceite de la piel, la erupción usualmente no es contagiosa.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/20/2012
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