American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Partial or total loss of skin pigmentation, often occurring in patches. Also called vitiligo.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See leucodermia.
- n. a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin
“Partial albinism, necessarily congenital, presenting a piebald appearance, must not be confounded with leukoderma, which is rarely seen in the young and which will be described later.”
“And he also had leukoderma or vitiligo which is disfiguration of the skin, which is also an auto-immune disease.”
“Anosmia has been noticed in leukoderma and allied disturbances of pigmentation.”
“Ogle 17.49 mentions a negro boy in Kentucky whose sense of smell decreased as the leukoderma extended.”
“It has been ascribed to syphilis; but syphilitic leukoderma is generally the result of cicatrices following syphilitic ulceration.”
“Figure 293 represents a family of three children, all the subjects of leukoderma.”
“The ` ` leopard-boy of Africa, '' so extensively advertised by dime museums over the country, was a well-defined case of leukoderma in a young mulatto, a fitting parallel for the case of ichthyosis styled the ` ` alligator-boy. '”
“Many observers have noticed that negroes become several degrees lighter after syphilization; but no definite relation between syphilis and leukoderma has yet been demonstrated in this race.”
“Doubtless a solution of the central control of pigmentation would confirm the best theory of the cause of leukoderma -- i. e., faulty innervation of the skin.”
“Ogle mentions a negro boy in Kentucky whose sense of smell decreased as the leukoderma extended.”
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