transient acantholytic dermatosis

[ trănshənt, -zhənt, -zē-ənt ]

n.

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.

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