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Acne fulminans: a case report.

Authors
  • Neely, Gregory M
  • Hein, Michael S
Type
Published Article
Journal
South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2006
Volume
59
Issue
9
Pages
387–389
Identifiers
PMID: 17058471
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Acne Fulminans (AF) is a severe form of cystic acne primarily affecting Caucasian adolescent males. The systemic clinical manifestations of the disease make it likely that the patient will present to his or her primary care provider rather than to a dermatologist. Promptly recognizing this disorder will aid in appropriate management, avoiding costly and invasive diagnostic procedures, multiple consultations, unnecessary pharmacologic treatments, and residual scarring of the skin. We report a case and a brief review of the literature regarding this enigmatic disorder.

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