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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Literary usage of Leukoderma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."