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Contributors: Mat Davey MD, Mary Gail Mercurio MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Synopsis

Fox-Fordyce disease is a rare inflammatory condition of apocrine gland-bearing regions caused by obliteration of the follicular infundibulum with keratin. The etiology is unknown, although an endocrine role has been postulated. The disease manifests as intensely pruritic skin-colored or keratotic papules in the axillae, pubic, and periareolar areas. Heat, humidity, and stress may be exacerbating factors. It is most common in females during adolescence, but it can be seen between puberty and age 35.

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ICD10CM:
L75.2 – Apocrine miliaria

SNOMEDCT:
65038009 – Fox-Fordyce disease

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Last Updated: 11/01/2017
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Fox-Fordyce disease : Areola, Axilla, Female genital, Follicular configuration, Intertriginous, Pruritus, Tiny papules
Clinical image of Fox-Fordyce disease
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