vagabond's disease


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vagabond's disease

 
discoloration of the skin in persons subjected to louse bites over long periods.

par·a·sit·ic mel·a·no·der·ma

excoriations and melanoderma caused by scratching the bites of the body louse, Pediculus corporis.

par·a·sit·ic mel·a·no·der·ma

(par'ă-sit'ik mel'ă-nō-dĕr'mă)
Excoriations and melanoderma caused by scratching the bites of the body louse, Pediculus corporis.
Synonym(s): vagabond's disease, vagrant's disease.

vagabond's disease

Discoloration of the skin caused by exposure and scratching owing to the presence of lice.
See: pediculosis corporis
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Pediculosis corporis--body lice or clothing lice--is also known as "vagabond's disease" and is caused by Pediculus humanus var corporis.