Definition of Dermatosclerosis
1. Noun. An autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin.
Generic synonyms: Autoimmune Disease, Autoimmune Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Morphea
Medical Definition of Dermatosclerosis
1. Synonym: scleroderma. Origin: dermato-+ G. Skleroo, to harden (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Dermatosclerosis
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1. Lectures on dermatology by Erasmus Wilson (1875)
"... state of the integument; hence the word scleroderma, or, more properly, dermatosclerosis, ... and dermatosclerosis may be very con- ..."
2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"JA morbidly increased secretion from the skin. dermatosclerosis, (derma, and ' hard,') Callosity. DERMATOSES, (derma, and o«£»,) Cutaneous ..."
3. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"... Hide-bound disease ; dermatosclerosis. Definition.—A subacute or chronic disorder characterized by board- like hardening and immobility of the affected ..."
4. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"... and the marked involvement of the flexor surfaces in the disease under consideration. SCLERODERMA.1 Synonyms. — Hide-bound skin, dermatosclerosis, ..."