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Classification and external resources
ICD-9 799.89
MeSH D017441

Necrobiosis is defined as the physiological death of a cell, and can be caused by certain conditions such as basophilia, erythema or the presence of a tumor. It is identified both with[1] and without necrosis.

It is associated with necrobiosis lipoidica and granuloma annulare.

Necrobiosis differs from apoptosis, which causes the death of a damaged cell in order to protect the body from harm.


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