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Tar acne

tar acne --> chloracne

An occupational acne-like eruption due to prolonged contact with certain chlorinated compounds (naphthalenes and diphenyls); keratinous plugs (comedones) form in the pilosebaceous orifices, and variously sized small papules (2 to 4 mm) develop.

Synonym: chlorine acne, tar acne.


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