acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans
[ krŏn′ĭ-kə ə-trŏf′ĭ-kănz′ ]
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.
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