Vagabond's disease


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 "Pediculosis")cite web
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Its clinical features include skin abrasion (excoriations) and abnormal skin discolouration (melanoderma) at the affected site.

It is caused by Phthirus pubis (crab louse) and characterized by subcutaneous hemmorrhages.Fact|date=April 2007

References

ee also

* List of skin diseases


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