Steroid acne is an adverse reaction to corticosteroids, and presents as small, firm follicular papules on the forehead, cheeks, and chest.:137 Steroid acne presents with monomorphous pink paupules, as well as comedones, which may be indistinguishable from those of acne vulgaris. Steroid acne is commonly associated with endogenous or exogenous sources of androgen, drug therapy, or diabetes and is less commonly associated with HIV infection or Hodgkin's disease.
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^Plewig, Gerd; Kligman, Albert M. (6 December 2012). Acne and Rosacea. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 416. ISBN9783642972348. Acne vulgaris and steroid acne are quite different processes, although the comedones may be clinically indistinguishable.|access-date= requires |url= (help)