TRANSITORY CONTRACTILE DERMATOSIS

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.

Clinical

The skin ripples transiently when stroked.

Treatment

No treatment is needed for this benign condition.

References

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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