One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural dermatosesmass noun
A disease of the skin, especially one that does not cause inflammation.
- ‘Zinc-responsive dermatosis is an uncommon disease of dogs resulting from either an absolute or relative deficiency in zinc.’
- ‘Ashy dermatosis, also known as erythema dyschromicum perstans, is a rare idiopathic dermatosis characterized by ash-gray skin lesions.’
- ‘This rare dermatosis occurs in the second and third trimester of pregnancy.’
- ‘Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory facial dermatosis of unknown aetiology characterised by erythema and pustules.’
- ‘Scabies is an intensely itchy dermatosis caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.’
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