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Rayer's disease

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A disorder characterized by vitiligoides of the skin, chronic jaundice, splenomegaly, and hepatomegaly, resulting from biliary cirrhosis.


  • P. F. O. Rayer:
    Traité théorique et pratique des maladies de la peau. 2 volumes and atlas.
    Paris, Baillière, 1826-1827.
    2nd edition, in 3 volumes with atlas, Paris, Baillière, 1835.
    English translation, 1883.
  • T. Addison, W. Gull:
    On certain affection of the skin, vitiligoidea: (a) plana, (ß) tuberosa.
    Guy's Hospital Reports, London, 1850-1851, 7: 265-272.

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