“True colors are beautiful like a rainbow”From the song True Colors by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
Dermatology may be medicine’s most colorful specialty. Just about every color has a dermatology-related eponym, including the patriotic colors of red, (erythroderma), white (leukoderma), and blue (blue nevus, blue man syndrome [argyria], and cyanosis [Latin for “blue disease”]).
Here are some interesting facts behind dermatology’s colorful eponyms.
Hoenig LJ. True Colors. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(6):641. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.107
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