Dermatoses is a general term used to describe any skin defect or lesion on the skin. Systemic means it affects the entire body, rather than a single part.
Richard J. Moskowitz, MD, Dermatologist in Private Practice, Mineola, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.