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Fox-Fordyce disease (apocrine miliaria) is an uncommon disorder of the axillary apocrine glands with distinctive pruritic dome-shaped follicular papules. This starts after adolescence and affects apocrine gland-bearing skin(underarm, pubic, nipple areas).  The itching is exacerbated by increased sweating. Most common in women, it can also occur in males.

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