nikolsky's sign

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Nikolsky's sign Ni·kol·sky's sign (nĭ-kŏl'skēz)
An indication of pemphigus vulgaris in which apparently normal epidermis may be separated at the basal layer and rubbed off when pressed with a sliding motion.

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