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Fox-Fordyce disease

Pronunciation: foks for'dis

Definition: a chronic pruritic eruption of dry papules and distended ruptured apocrine glands, seen mostly in women, with follicular hyperkeratosis of the nipples, axillae, and pubic and sternal regions.

Synonym(s): apocrine miliaria

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