Acne miliaris necrotica

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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]

Causes[edit]

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

Treatment[2][3][edit]

There are multiple medications that are able to treat acne varioliformis.

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References[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 "http://www.mdedge.com/cutis/dsm/617/acne/acne-necrotica-varioliformis". www.mdedge.com. 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.