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A rash by any other name. (Pediatric Briefs).

A RASH BY ANY OTHER NAME ... could be dermatitis, an eruption, or perhaps an exanthem. And that, according to dermatologist Arthur Papier, is a problem. Dr. Papier of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) is leading a group of 25 dermatologists, medical illustrators, and other skin experts to standardize the lexicon of dermatology The 42-month project, funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases and the Herzog Foundation, aims to formalize approximately 10,000 different dermatologic conditions, placing them in a computerized database along with photos so that anyone can access the information and perform searches using a uniform vocabulary. For more information. log on to

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Title Annotation:dermatology lexicon research
Author:Tucker, Miriam E.
Publication:Pediatric News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2002
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