Leiner's disease


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Leiner's disease

 [li´nerz]
a condition resembling and probably identical with severe seborrheic dermatitis, affecting newborn breast-fed infants, characterized by generalized exfoliative dermatitis and marked erythroderma.

Leiner's disease

[lī′nərz]
Etymology: Karl Leiner, Austrian pediatrician, 1871-1930
an infant condition of generalized dermatitis, with scaling and erythema, as well as seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, generalized lymphadenopathy, and diarrhea. Also called erythroderma desquamativum.