Deep fissures crisscrossed the nape of his neck

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jacdac

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He stripped to his undershorts, remembered to lock all the doors, and went in the bathroom to tap a kidney that badly needed tapping. With that chore accomplished, he once more used the hand-mirror to check out the back of his neck. Surely the sunburn was getting better by now, probably starting to flake. But no. The burn had turned black. Deep fissures crisscrossed the nape of his neck. Pearly rivulets of pus dribbled from two of them.
Source: Outsider by Stephen King

Does sunburn cause fissures? Looking up images and definitions of fissures, some fissures examples include anal fissures, open land dry fissures, fissures in the ocean floor. Are nape fissures more like wrinkles than blisters?

Thank you.
 
  • PaulQ

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    Are nape fissures more like wrinkles than blisters?
    A fissure, in this context, is an area of skin that has split and opened. All fissures in skin are at risk from infection regardless of their position.

    It is unusual for sunburn to cause fissures, but it can.
     
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