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June 2010

Dirt-Adherent Dermatosis: Not Worth an Additional Name

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China.

Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(6):679-680. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.106

I read with great interest the article by Shan et al1 describing a patient with dirtlike lesions diagnosed as cutaneous dirt-adherent disease (CDAD).

Recently, I saw a similar case: a 5-year-old boy with asymptomatic pigmented and keratotic lesions of 3 months' duration. His parents assured me that the child maintained good hygiene, showering once or twice daily with soap. He was healthy and took no medications.

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