chloracne(redirected from tar acne)
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an acneiform eruption, caused by exposure to chlorine compounds.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An acnelike eruption due to occupational contact, by inhalation or ingestion or through the skin, with certain chlorinated compounds (naphthalenes and diphenyls) used as insulators, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, including Agent Orange; keratinous plugs (comedones) form in the pilosebaceous orifices, and variously sized small papules (2 to 4 mm) develop.
Synonym(s): tar acne
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An acnelike skin disorder caused by prolonged exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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chloracneAn acneiform eruption of blackheads, cysts and pustules on the cheeks, behind the ears, in axilla and the groin, linked to exposure to halogenated aromatic compounds (e.g., chlorinated dioxins and dibenzofurans, and herbicides such as Agent Orange).
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chloracneOccupational dermatology A condition caused by halogenated organic compounds–eg, chlorinated chemicals
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
chlor·ac·ne, chlorine acne (klōr-ak'nē, klōr'ēn ak'nē)
An occupational acnelike eruption due to prolonged contact with some chlorinated compounds.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Generalized acne that usually occurs after industrial exposure to chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or dioxin.See: illustration
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chloracneAn ACNE-like skin eruption caused by frequent contact with chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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