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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 14, n° 5P1
pages 863-866 (mai 1986)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(86)70101-1
Lepra, psora, psoriasis

Franklin S. Glickman, M.D.
Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York. 

aReprint requests to: Dr, Franklin S. Glickman, 122A St. Nicholas Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237.

This article traces the curious history of how psoriasis came to be called by its present appellation. In retelling the story, psoriasis is seen as a disease (known since antiquity) that has been confused with leprosy, with some tragic results.

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© 1986  Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.