- - a. chronica atrophicans a gradually progressive late skin manifestation of Lyme disease, appearing first on the feet, hands, elbows or knees, and composed of indurated, erythematous plaques that become atrophic, giving a tissue-paper appearance of the involved sites.- a. enteropathica [MIM*201100] a progressive hereditary defect of zinc metabolism in young children (onset 3 weeks to 18 months), often manifests first as a blistering, oozing, and crusting eruption on an extremity or around one of the orifices of the body, followed by loss of hair and diarrhea or other gastrointestinal disturbances; relieved by lifelong oral zinc supplementation; autosomal recessive trait.
* * *ac·ro·der·ma·ti·tis .ak-rō-.dər-mə-'tīt-əs n inflammation of the skin of the extremities
* * *ac·ro·der·ma·ti·tis (ak″ro-dur″mə-tiґtis) [acro- + dermatitis] inflammation involving the skin of the extremities, especially the hands and feet.
Medical dictionary. 2011.