Terra firma-forme dermatosis

Unal E., Guarneri C., Chokoeva A. A., Wollina U., Tchernev G.

WIENER MEDIZINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.167, pp.66-69, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 167
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10354-016-0519-1
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-69
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


Terra firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) belongs to the group of "dirty dermatoses" and represents a not well-known and surely underestimated vexing skin condition. Firstly described by Duncan, Tschen and Knox in 1987, it accounts for a few case series in the literature and has a still undefined aetiology. The authors present an additional report of TFFD, occurring in a young Caucasian girl, and briefly review the current medical literature on the topic.