chloracne(redirected from tar acne)
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an acneiform eruption, caused by exposure to chlorine compounds.
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
chloracne/chlor·ac·ne/ (klor-ak´ne) an acneiform eruption due to exposure to chlorine compounds.
An acnelike skin disorder caused by prolonged exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons.
Etymology: Gk, chloros, green, akme, point
a skin condition characterized by small, black follicular plugs and papules on exposed surfaces, especially on the arms, face, and neck, of workers in contact with chlorinated compounds, such as cutting oils, paints, varnishes, and lacquers. Avoidance of contact with chlorinated compounds or the use of protective garments prevents the condition.
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).
chloracneOccupational dermatology A condition caused by halogenated organic compounds–eg, chlorinated chemicals
chlor·ac·ne, chlorine acne (klōr-ak'nē, klōr'ēn ak'nē)
An occupational acnelike eruption due to prolonged contact with some chlorinated compounds.
Generalized acne that usually occurs after industrial exposure to chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or dioxin.See: illustration