What's to Know About Grover Disease?

Q:
What’s to know about grover disease?

A:
Grover disease is also called transient acantholytic dermatosis (TAD). It’s a transient and rare disease. People with TAD have itchy red spots on their trunk.

The condition happens when you lose the so called cement that helps hold your skin cells together. The exact cause is still a mystery, but scientists believe it may be caused by sun damage to skin. The disease is often found in men above 40.

Here are some symptoms:

  • Itching
  • Blisters around the affected area
  • Solid bumps on the skin
  • Acantholysis

The above symptoms are often found on your chest and back. They may last for a couple of weeks or months.

 

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