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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 234

Clothing-related eponyms and signs

Department of General Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore

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Valencia Long
National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, 119074
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.177799

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The world of dermatology is pieced together by clinical conditions unique in their colors, morphology, and configuration. Dermatological signs and terms are influenced by etymology, language, and history. Eponyms also make dermatology a fascinating but linguistically challenging subject. This article reviews dermatological conditions described in relation to fashion, and what we wear in everyday life from top to toe, demonstrating that dermatology can be inspired even in the most common things.

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