vagabond's disease


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vagabond's disease

 
discoloration of the skin in persons subjected to louse bites over long periods.
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par·a·sit·ic mel·a·no·der·ma

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