Definition of Leukoderma

1. Noun. A congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin.




Medical Definition of Leukoderma

1. An absence of pigment, partial or total, in the skin. Synonym: achromoderma, hypomelanosis, leukopathia, leukopathy. Origin: Leuko-+ G. Derma, skin (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leukoderma

leukocytolytic
leukocytoma
leukocytometer
leukocytopenia
leukocytoplania
leukocytopoiesis
leukocytoses
leukocytosis
leukocytosis-promoting factor
leukocytosis of the newborn
leukocytotactic
leukocytotaxia
leukocytotoxin
leukocytozoonosis
leukocyturia
leukoderma (current term)
leukoderma acquisitum centrifugum
leukoderma colli
leukodermatous
leukodontia
leukodopachrome
leukodystrophia
leukodystrophia cerebri progressiva
leukodystrophic
leukodystrophies
leukodystrophy
leukodystrophy with diffuse Rosenthal fibre formation
leukoedema
leukoencephalitis
leukoencephalopathies

Literary usage of Leukoderma

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"leukoderma is as common in housemaids as in field-laborers, ... It has been ascribed to syphilis ; but syphilitic leukoderma is generally the result of ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"The simple absence of pigment from areas, with increase of pigment at the borders, but without other changes, is characteristic of leukoderma and does not ..."

3. Handbook of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Diseases by Arthur Van Harlingen (1895)
"In the anaesthetic form of the disease the prognosis is more favorable. Leprosy.—(See Lepra.) leukoderma.—(Congenital,see Albinism; acquired, ..."

4. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"Partial albinismus, sometimes termed leukoderma, which, as a rule, involves the skin pigment alone or that of skin and hair, is identical in its features to ..."

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