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Acne keloidalis is a form of primary scarring alopecia.

Authors
  • Sperling, L C
  • Homoky, C
  • Pratt, L
  • Sau, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Dermatology
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2000
Volume
136
Issue
4
Pages
479–484
Identifiers
PMID: 10768646
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Acne keloidalis is a primary form of scarring alopecia, and many of the histologic findings closely resemble those found in certain other forms of cicatricial alopecia. Extensive subclinical disease may be present in patients with AK and can account for some of the permanent hair loss. Overgrowth of microorganisms does not appear to play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. There is no etiologic relationship between AK and pseudofolliculitis barbae. Therapies found to be useful in other forms of inflammatory scarring alopecia are useful in the treatment of early AK.

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