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December 2014

Dermatologic Etymology: Distribution

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(12):1344. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2554

A cutaneous disease can be classified according to its distribution (Latin. dis-, apart + tribuere, assign, allot → distribueredistribut, divided up).1 The distribution of skin disease may be described as follows:

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