achromia parasitica

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the lack or absence of normal color or pigmentation, as of the skin. adj., adj achro´mic.
achromia parasi´tica a variant of tinea versicolor occurring in dark-skinned infants, particularly in the tropics, which begins in the diaper region and spreads rapidly, causing marked depigmentation of the skin.
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a·chro·mi·a pa·ra·sit·'i·ca

a phase of lessening or absence of pigmentation in cutaneous lesions, caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur.
See also: tinea versicolor.
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