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pityriasis lichenoides chronica

 

Definition: an eruption, lasting up to a few years, of reddish-brown papules with central scaling; it clears without scarring.

[lichenoides Mod. L., fr. G. leichen, lichen, a lichen-like eruption, + eidos, resemblance; chronica Mod. L. chronic, fr. G. chronikos, pertaining to time; fr. chronos, time]

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