leucoderma


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leu·ko·der·ma

(lū'kō-dĕr'mă)
An absence of pigment, partial or total, in the skin.
Synonym(s): leukopathia, leukopathy, leucoderma.
[leuko- + G. derma, skin]

leucoderma

Lack of normal skin pigmentation causing abnormally white skin, usually in patches. See ALBINISM, PIEBALDISM and VITILIGO.

leu·ko·der·ma

(lū'kō-dĕr'mă)
An absence of pigment, partial or total, in the skin.
[leuko- + G. derma, skin]
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Traditional texts describes its use as traditional medicine for curing kidney stones, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma, urinary discharges, heart diseases and piles (Ghani,1998; Yadava and Vyas, 1994).
Leucoderma is generally considered an incurable skin condition but Lukosin has been extremely effective against it, DRDO scientists said.
Based on the characteristic skin features and family history, we diagnosed the boy's leucoderma as piebaldism.
Entenda-se que desta possibilidade de transito exclui-se o entendimento do pardo e similares como leucoderma. Na verdade, o faioderma refere-se ao nao branco.
Hoy se hablaria de la soriasis, el favus o el leucoderma. Aplicada a la ropa y a las casas, esta "lepra" haria referencia a los efectos producidos por la putrefaccion, los hongos o el moho.
The herb is reported to be useful as a tonic to treat indigestion, asthma, leucoderma and dysentery (Chopra et al.
They are useful again in leucoderma, spleen trouble and eye diseases (Sharma et al., 1998).
(Verbenaceae), commonly known as Nirgundi, is already in clinical use in several traditional systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha for management of pain, headache, inflammation, leucoderma, enlargement of the spleen, rheumatoid arthritis, gonerrhoea, bronchitis, fever, cold and cough, lactagogue and emmenagogue as juice, decoction and also as vapor (8-10).
(57) Squire, in contrast, was of the opinion that the elephant suffered from a malady called "leucoderma" during the course of which light patches spread over the skin.
No entanto, essas lesoes sao mais raras, mas podem resultar em um tecido cicatricial com leucoderma e leucotricia (MORIELLO et al., 2000).
It is used as an astringent, cephalic, stomachic, promotes growth of hair, is prescribed against asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma and spleen enlargement.
Initially, Kee Pharma plans to focus on cardiology, immunology and oncology segments with the introduction of melagenina (remedy for leucoderma patients), recombinant streptokinase (a cardiac drug), recombinant interferon, gamma and alpha interferon (for cancer) and epidermal growth factor.