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Medical Term:

benign familial chronic pemphigus


Definition: recurrent eruption of vesicles and bullae that become scaling and crusted lesions with vesicular borders, predominantly of the neck, groin, and axillary regions; autosomal dominant inheritance, presenting in late adolescence or early adult life.

Synonym(s): Hailey-Hailey disease

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