Dermatology Terminology

Dermatology Terminology

Dermatology terminology is an attempt to describe dermatological diseases with the verbiage dermatologists actually use in speaking to each other. With many disorders, the description can be reduced to a word, or a phrase, or an acronym. This is termed the “keyword” phenomenon, where such a keyword substitutes for a much fuller and much lengthier formal presentation.The keyword, together with a photo of the disease it represents, will be coupled with a short description and a literature reference for that disease. The photos will …

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