arevareva

arevareva

A skin condition induced by intoxication with kava, a local inebriant in Tahiti.

arevareva

(a-re?va-re'va) [Tahitian, skin rash]
A severe skin disease marked by scales and general debility. Arevareva is thought to be caused by excess use of kava, an intoxicating beverage whose use should be discontinued. See: kava