Cutaneous Molt Induced by Calciphylaxis in the Rat

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Science  08 Dec 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3493, pp. 1876-1877
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3493.1876


A molt, conducive to the loss and subsequent replacement of all cutaneous layers, can be induced by topical "calciphylaxis" in the rat. This is accomplished by sensitization with dihydrotachysterol followed by challenge with egg white or ferric dextran.

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