Acne miliaris necrotica

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Acne miliaris necrotica
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L70.2
ICD-9-CM 706.0

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.



See also[edit]


  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 "". Retrieved 2017-06-11.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Acne Necrotica (varioliformis)". Clinical Advisor. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-06-11.