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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 279-282

Toponyms in dermatology

1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka, India
2 Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.ijd_71_22

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The term toponym means any name that is derived from a place name. Numerous dermatological conditions have their names derived from geographic places. Although most conditions may have some association to the place they have been derived from, some of them are fortuitous.

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