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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 467-474

Misnomers in dermatology: An update

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
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.119962

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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.

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