acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

[ krŏnĭ-kə ə-trŏfĭ-kănz′ ]

n.

A progressive dermatitis appearing first on the feet, hands, elbows, or knees, composed of hardened erythematous plaques that become atrophic, giving a tissue-paper appearance to the affected areas.

Nearby words

  1. apologize,
  2. apologue,
  3. apology,
  4. apolune,
  5. apomict,
  6. apomorphine,
  7. aponeurectomy,
  8. aponeurorrhaphy,
  9. aponeurosis,
  10. aponeurositis


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