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Related to Fox-Fordyce disease: apocrine miliaria
Fox-Fordyce disease[foks for´dīs]
a chronic, usually pruritic disease chiefly seen in women, characterized by the development of small follicular papular eruptions of apocrine gland–bearing areas, especially the axillae and pubes, caused by obstruction and rupture of the intraepidermal portion of the ducts of affected apocrine glands.
Fox-For·dyce dis·ease(foks fōr'dīs),
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
Fordyce,John Addison, U.S. dermatologist, 1858-1925.
Fordyce angiokeratoma - asymptomatic vascular papules of the scrotum.
Fordyce disease - Synonym(s): Fordyce spots
Fordyce granules - Synonym(s): Fordyce spots
Fordyce lesion - scrotal angiomas of no significance.
Fordyce spots - a condition marked by the presence of numerous small, yellowish-white bodies or granules on the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips. Synonym(s): Fordyce disease; Fordyce granules; pseudocolloid of lips
Fox-Fordyce disease - see under Fox, George Henry
Fox,George Henry, U.S. dermatologist, 1846-1937.
Fox-Fordyce disease - a rare chronic pruritic eruption of dry papules and distended ruptured apocrine glands, with follicular hyperkeratosis of the nipples, axillae, and pubic and sternal regions. Synonym(s): apocrine miliaria