Indian Journal of Dermatology
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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 467--474

Misnomers in dermatology: An update


Somaiah A Savitha, Sarvajnamurthy A Sacchidanand, Shilpa K Gowda 
 Department of Dermatology, STD, Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India

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Somaiah A Savitha
No 52, OPD B Block, Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
India

The name of a condition in dermatology, gives a clue regarding the clinical feature, etiology, or histopathology of the disease. A disease might have been termed wrongly due to its resemblance to another known condition. Misnomers often mislead a physician regarding the etiology or histopathology of the condition. Here is a list of misnomers, with explanation, and the appropriate name in parentheses.


How to cite this article:
Savitha SA, Sacchidanand SA, Gowda SK. Misnomers in dermatology: An update.Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:467-474


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Savitha SA, Sacchidanand SA, Gowda SK. Misnomers in dermatology: An update. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Sep 16 ];58:467-474
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