Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Edward J Zabawski, Jr, DO; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What is the pathophysiology of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What is the prevalence of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What is the racial predilection of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What is the sexual predilection of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Which age groups are at highest risk for transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What is the prognosis of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What should be included in the patient education about transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What are the complications of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

DDX

How is transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease) differentiated from other skin conditions?

What are the differential diagnoses for Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis?

Workup

What is the role of skin scraping in the diagnosis of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What are key histologic patterns and features of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Treatment

How is transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease) treated?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

What is the role of activity modification in the treatment of transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

How is transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease) prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of patients with transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Medications

What is the role of drug treatment for transient acantholytic dermatosis (Grover disease)?

Which medications in the drug class Vitamins are used in the treatment of Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Antimetabolite are used in the treatment of Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis?