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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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