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Schamberg's disease

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noun Scham·berg's disease \ ˈsham-bərgz- \

medical Definition of Schamberg's disease

:a progressive purpuric disorder of the skin especially of the legs characterized by petechiae and patches of orange to brown pigmentation

Biographical Note for schamberg's disease

  • Schamberg, Jay Frank (1870–1934), American dermatologist. Schamberg held a number of positions with several medical schools in Philadelphia. He described the progressive pigmentary skin disease since known as Schamberg's disease in 1901.

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