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Transient acantholytic dermatosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Grover disease
  • Grover's disease
  • TAD
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Treatment

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How might transient acantholytic dermatosis be treated?

There is no cure for transient acantholytic dermatosis and treatment is usually based on a person's symptoms. Affected individuals are usually advised to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure, as sweating may induce more itchy spots. Initial treatment options include topical steroid creams such as hydrocortisone, anti-itch lotions containing menthol or camphor, and calcipotriol cream. For more severe cases, options include tetracycline, isotretinoin, antifungal pills such as itraconazole, PUVA phototherapy, and cortisone injections. These treatments have important side effects and are not necessary for mild cases.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 5/6/2014

References
  1. Grover Disease. New Zealand Dermatological Society. January 24, 2015; http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/grovers.html. Accessed 8/25/2015.
  2. Grover's Disease. American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/grovers_disease.html. Accessed 5/6/2014.
  3. Edward J Zabawski. Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis Treatment & Management. Medscape Reference. April 29, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1124347-treatment#showall.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Grover disease
  • Grover's disease
  • TAD
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.