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 [der″mah-to´sis] (pl. dermato´ses)
Any noninflammatory disorder of the skin.
lichenoid dermatosis any skin disorder characterized by thickening and hardening of the skin.
precancerous dermatosis any skin condition in which the lesions, such as warts, nevi, or other excrescences, are likely to undergo malignant degeneration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


, pl.


(der-mă-tō'sis, -sēz),
Nonspecific term used to denote any cutaneous abnormality or eruption.
[dermato- + G. -osis, condition]
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n. pl. dermato·ses (-sēz)
A skin disease, especially one that is not accompanied by inflammation.
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A generic term for any skin lesion which, without qualifiers and further information regarding location, timing, and patient details, provides no meaningful information to the dermatologist or histopathologist.
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, pl. dermatoses (dĕrmă-tōsis, -sēz)
Nonspecific term used to denote any cutaneous abnormality or eruption.
[dermato- + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Any skin disease.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


A noninflammatory skin disorder.
Mentioned in: Skin Biopsy
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, pl. dermatoses (dĕrmă-tōsis, -sēz)
Nonspecific term denoting cutaneous abnormality or eruption.
[dermato- + G. -osis, condition]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about dermatosis

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Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron: 1) identificar los casos de caninos con lesion cutanea ingresados al laboratorio; 2) seleccionar aquellos con diagnostico de enfermedad autoinmune; 3) relacionar las dermatosis autoinmunes con la raza, edad, sexo, el tipo y la ubicacion anatomica de las lesiones clinicas descriptas; y 4) describir diferentes lesiones histopatologicas que caracterizaron cada enfermedad.
Dermatosis neglecta or terra firma-forme dermatosis.
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-associated acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis: case report and review of drug-induced Sweet's syndrome.
Sweet's syndrome--a comprehensive review of an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Orphanet J Rare Dis.
Although not pathognomonic of diabetes, it is considered as one of the most common dermatosis seen in diabetes affecting 7-70% of the patient.14 It was the most frequent manifestation 32.3% in an Iranian study by Hosseini et al.19 and 36% in a study conducted by Goyal et al.11, although lower frequencies were noted by Chatterjee et al.15 (12.75%) and Majeed et al.21 (6%).
Mitsuhashi, "Erythema dyschromicum perstans: Identical to ashy dermatosis or not," Case Reports in Dermatology, vol.
Drucker, "Acquired perforating dermatosis: evidence for combined transepidermal elimination of both collagen and elastic fibers," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
Linear IgA dermatosis is a rare autoimmune bullous disease, yet the most common autoimmune bullous disease in children.
Linear IgA dermatosis is a rare autoimmune subepidermal bullous disease that is rarely encountered by the otolaryngologist.
Conclusion: In this study, we found a significant correlation between MPV and pigmented purpuric dermatosis. There is a need for more detailed and prospective studies to determine the possible role of increased PLT activation in the pathogenesis of the disease.
Our study confirms that self-medication is widely practiced among patients with skin diseases in dermatology units in Lome and identified associated factors which are female sex, delay of consultation more than one year, having dermatologic diseases such as fungal skin infections, adnexal dermatosis, or keratinization disorders.