Definition of Chloracne

1. Noun. (medicine) A form of acne caused by exposure to halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons ¹



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Definition of Chloracne

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chloracne

1. 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. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloracne

chlamydospore
chlamydospores
chlamyphore
chlamyphores
chlamys
chlamyses
chleuasmos
chloasma
chloasma bronzinum
chloasmas
chloasmata
chlodronate
chlophedianol hydrochloride
chlor-
chloracetic acid
chloracne (current term)
chloracnegen
chloracnegens
chloracnes
chloraemia
chloragosome
chloral
chloral alcoholate
chloral betaine
chloral hydrate
chloralamide
chloralamides
chloralism
chloralkali
chloralkaline

Literary usage of Chloracne

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1. Environmental Issues in Primary Careedited by Barbara S. Murdock edited by Barbara S. Murdock (1994)
"In a number of capacitor plants, workers developed chloracne, a persistent skin ... Whether the chloracne resulted from PCB exposure or from exposure to ..."

2. The Legacy of Vietnam Veterans and Their Families: Survivors of War edited by Dennis K. Rhoades, Michael R. Leaveck, James C. Hudson (1996)
"Public hearings were held by the House and Senate veterans' affairs committees at which the VA defended its "nothing but chloracne" policy. ..."

3. Long Road to Recovery; Community Responses to Industrial Disaster by James Kenneth Mitchell (1996)
"First cases of chloracne (there would eventually be 193, some very serious, taking years to clear, with permanent scars). August—December. ..."

4. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Adults ingesting high levels of contaminated oil suffered chloracne, numbness and weakness of limbs, and decreased peripheral nerve conduction velocities. ..."

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