Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis (TAD) is also named Grover's disease. It is a rare transient skin disorder. It appears as small, firm, raised red lesions on the skin of the chest and back. It is a temporary skin disease. The red spots that appear are very itchy.
- Middle-aged men, i.e. men over 50 years of age are mostly affected by this disorder. How transient acantholytic dermatosis is caused is yet not known. But it may happen due to sun-damaged skin, excessive environmental damage to the skin, and sweating.
- Also, certain medications like organ transplants, kidney disease, dialysis, etc may become a cause of transient acantholytic dermatosis.
- Rashes occur on the back and chest and also sometimes on the arms and legs. There also occur blisters and bumps that contain a thin water liquid having a hair follicle.
- For diagnosing transient acantholytic dermatosis, an examination of rashes is done to confirm that this disorder is transient acantholytic dermatosis or other skin disorder because it becomes tough to identify this.
- The biopsy is done to confirm the exact disorder. The treatment prescribed for mild rash is as follows- Antihistamines
- For rashes, cortisone cream, Anti-itch lotions having menthol or camphor.
- If the condition is severe, then retinoids or antibiotics are prescribed, and sometimes such severe conditions are hard to treat.
- The treatment prescribed for severe conditions are as follows- Antifungal pills Antifungal lotions such as selenium sulfide Cortisone shots Oral corticosteroids Systemic retinoid Care must be taken by avoiding hot baths for long and by spending a long time in the sun etc.
A rash over the chest, back, and the arms, and legs,Blisters with a thin, watery liquid inside and a hair follicle in the center,Blisters clumped together, encircled by a bloated red ring,Itching
Sudden red, raised, blistery spots
Antifungal pills,Antifungal lotions such as selenium sulfide,Cortisone shots,Oral corticosteroids,Antibiotics,Systemic retinoid