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acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

[ krŏnĭ-kə ə-trŏfĭ-kănz′ ]
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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.

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