November 8, 2014
Accession Number: 24082182
Abstract: In the bewildering array of scientific nomenclature in the medical field, it is important to use correct terminology, know their aberrations and the reason behind a specific terminology. This paper is an attempt towards compiling all the pseudo-nomenclatures coined in dermatology, in order to make it easier to retain and recollect these pseudo names, signs, morphology, diseases, and conditions. It is also imperative to know the true entities that these pseudo names masquerade as, so as to understand the explanation for assigning the term ‘pseudo’ to these conditions. A total of 52 pseudo-terms have been compiled here in reference to dermatology. Most of these pseudo-nomenclatures were coined due to some clinical or histopathological resemblance to the true conditions, while some were premature conclusions drawn from a flawed understanding of the basic nature of the condition. Clear understanding of each of these terms and the explanation behind them being pseudo will enable a dermatologist to avoid misdiagnosis and needless confusion.
Notes: Ghosh, Sangita
Jain, Vijay Kumar
Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Sep;58(5):369-76. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.117305.
Author Address: Department of Skin and V.D., PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4270Author: Gibson, L. E.
Title: The International Journal of Dermatology, moving forward
Journal: Int J Dermatol
Short Title: The International Journal of Dermatology, moving forward
Alternate Journal: International journal of dermatology
ISSN: 1365-4632 (Electronic)