What is the prevalence of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Clay J Cockerell, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Exact numbers regarding the prevalence of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease) are not available. Because of the clinical similarities with other entities and variable histopathologic findings, the disease is underdiagnosed in nondermatologic settings and probably underdiagnosed overall. Since transient acantholytic dermatosis has been linked to immobilization occlusion, it is likely that a growing number of cases have gone undetected in the hospital setting.


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