- Vagabond's disease
Parasitic melanoderma (commonly known as Vagabond's disease, vagrant's disease and Greenhow's disease) is an exacerbation of body lice (scientifically referred to as "
last = University of Newcastle upon Tyne
title = Parasitic melanoderma
work = Online Medical Dictionary
publisher = Centre for Cancer Education
date = 5 March 2000
url = http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?vagabond's+disease
accessdate = 2007-04-29 ] .
It is caused by
Phthirus pubis(crab louse) and characterized by subcutaneoushemmorrhages.Fact|date=April 2007
List of skin diseases
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