A change similar to "washerwoman skin" can occur on burnt bodies. The two can be distinguished if the skin is examined histologically.
Features of pseudo-washerwoman skin:
(1) The body is partially burnt.
(2) The hands and/or feet are not completely burned (partially charred or not at all).
(3) There is a wrinkled detachment of the skin on the palms and/or soles resembling washerwoman skin.
immersion-related washerwoman skin
stratum corneum disaggregated with perinuclear vacuoles in cells of the lower epidermis
thermal pseudowasherwoman skin
detachment of the epidermis with serous blisters similar to a second-degree burn
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