Case Report

Pseudoherpetiform Presentation of Grover's Disease: A Rare Presentation


  • Tuğba Kevser Uzunçakmak
  • Necmettin Akdeniz
  • Ayşe Serap Karadağ
  • Ebru Zemheri
  • Şeyma Özkanlı
  • Özge Akbulak

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2015;9(3):0-0


Grover’s disease is a common pruritic skin disease which is also known as persistent and transient achantolytic dermatosis. It is characterised by crusted, pruritic, erythematous papulovesicular eruption and more common in Caucasians, males and usually seen after fourth decade. Lesions may persist for years. Differential diagnosis is made by numerous prurutic papulovesicular diseases.

We want to present a 28-year-old female patient with relapsing, crusted, reddish to brown 3-5 mm papulovesicular lesions on her chest and back. She was misdiagnosed as recurrent herpes simplex infection before and systemic acyclovir was precribed but she was resistant to this therapy. Histopathological examination was consistent with Grover’s disease.

We want to remind Grover’s disease in differential diagnosis of relapsing papulovesicular eruptions.

Keywords: Grover’s disease, persistent and transient achantholytic dermatosis, herpes simplex infection