Terra Firma forme dermatosis. Case series and review of the literature

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2009 Feb;7(2):102-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2008.06933.x. Epub 2008 Dec 12.
[Article in En, German]


Terra Firma forme dermatosis (TFFD) is an infrequently described disorder which features dirt-like lesions that clear after rubbing with alcohol. We describe a series of four patients with the disorder, discuss differential diagnostic considerations and review the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Ethanol / administration & dosage*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pigmentation Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Pigmentation Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult


  • Ethanol