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News from the department of Dermatology

Latest entry in the department of Dermatology:

Nevus sebaceus

Nevus sebaceus History Jadassohn, 1895; Robinson, 1932.Jadassohn's nevus sebaceus, also known as organoid nevus, was described by dermatologist Josef Jadassohn in 1895. Definition Organoid hamartoma of the skin (organoid epidermal nevus) affecting mainly the surface epithelium, hair follicles, an...

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