transient acantholytic dermatosis

[trănshənt, -zhənt, -zē-ənt]


A papular eruption that occurs chiefly on the chest and back in which the tissues are affected with acantholysis, lasting from a few weeks to several months and occurring predominantly in males over the age of 40.

Nearby words

  1. tranship,
  2. transhumance,
  3. transhumanism,
  4. transience,
  5. transient,
  6. transient hypogammaglobulinemia of infancy,
  7. transient ischemic attack,
  8. transient modulation,
  9. transient synovitis,
  10. transiently

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