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January 1977


Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(1):112. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640010114029

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To the Editor.—  "Iododerma" is the proper name for a skin lesion caused by systemically administered iodine or iodine compounds. The root of iodine is not "io" but "iodo." Ioderma, as used by Porters and Zantkuyl (111:1656) and innocently copied by whoever edits the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR section, is just as wrong as "chlorerma" or "broderma" would be. It merely looks better because there's a "d" in both the root and the suffix.

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