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July 2015

Dermatologic EtymologyConfiguration and Form

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(7):752. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2677

A cutaneous (Latin. cutaneus < cutis, skin)1,2 disease (French. des, from+ aise, ease)2,3 can be classified according to its configuration (Latin. configurare < configuratio, shape after a pattern).2,3 The configuration of skin disease may be described as

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