By Gary M. White, MD

Transitory contractile dermatosis (TCD) is a recently described benign phenomenon where short-lived ripples may be produced in the skin by rubbing.


The skin ripples transiently when stroked.


No treatment is needed for this benign condition.


Infantile transient smooth muscle contraction of the skin. JAAD 2013;69:498–500

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Volume 71, Issue 1, Page 197, July 2014


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