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From: The effect of RHIZOMA COPTIDIS and COPTIS CHINENSIS aqueous extract on radiation-induced skin injury in a rat model

Figure 3

The histopathological images 49 days after irradiation. A and B: Normal histopathological images of the skin in the C group and T group; C: Radiation damage of the skin in the R group. discontinuous dermal structural, with lots of nuclear pyknosis rupture, small amount of new capillaries, collagen fiber dissolution, disordered, inflammatory cells infiltration and few fibroblasts could be found. D: Histopathological images of R + T group, reflect a radioprotection against radiation-induced skin damage in terms of continuous dermal structural, lots of new capillaries, more fibroblasts, the lighter collagen fibers change and little amount of inflammatory cells. (HE × 400).

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