Acne miliaris necrotica

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Acne miliaris necrotica
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology

Acne miliaris necrotica (also known as "Acne varioliformis") is a rare condition consisting of follicular vesicopustules, sometimes occurring as solitary lesions that are usually very itchy.[1] The condition affects middle aged and elderly individuals. Affected areas can include the scalp, frontal hairline, face, and chest.[2][3]


It has been hypothesized that the body overreacts to an organism such as the S. aureus bacterium.[2][3]



There are multiple medications that are able to treat acne varioliformis.[2][3]



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  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 245. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. ^ a b c "Acne Necrotica (varioliformis)". Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b c "Acne Necrotica (varioliformis)". Clinical Advisor. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 

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