from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A skin disease, especially one that is not accompanied by inflammation.

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  • n. generic term for disease of the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of having a bony integument, or osseous exoskeleton, as exemplified by a sturgeon, turtle, or armadillo.
  • n. In pathology, any disease of the skin.

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  • n. disorder involving lesions or eruptions of the skin (in which there is usually no inflammation)


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  • These genetic bumps, called dermatosis papulosis nigrans, are benign and show up under the eyes and upper cheeks and sometimes over the nose.

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  • However, Selim believes that the spots were more likely caused by the mummification process than dermatosis.

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  • Dried, powdered bark is used against leprosy, orchitis, rheumatism, dermatosis and fever and to heal wounds, while the leaves are used to treat head, eye, ear and tooth troubles, or as a bath for the treatment of migraine and vertigo.

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  • - Consider the nutritional status and the general health of the family, particularly for infectious dermatosis.

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  • Leprosy may in some instances resemble a chronic dermatosis such as eczema or pityriasis versicolor.

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  • Acute dermatosis due to resurgence of the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox.

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  • Sweet's syndrome - A comprehensive review of an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis.

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  • Sweet's syndrome - also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis - is a skin condition marked by fever and painful skin lesions that appear mainly on your arms, face and neck.

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  • The Swiss doctors also call it laptop-induced dermatosis, and the effects could go as far as permanent darkening of the skin.


  • Galderma's expertise covers a broad spectrum of skin, hair and nail diseases, with a focus on acne, rosacea, psoriasis and steroid-responsive dermatosis, onychomycosis, pigmentary disorders, skin cancers and medical solutions for skin senescence.



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