HistoryThis section has been translated automatically.
Sulzberger et al. 1946
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Outbreak of acne in predisposed patients under tropical climate, especially in men with acne history. Tropical acne has been observed in military personnel who have served in tropical regions for long periods (Wells JM 1981). Mechanical irritations are an aggravating factor, e.g. heavy luggage, tight-fitting clothing, see also Acne mechanica.
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Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
Clinical picture corresponding to acne conglobata. Complicated may be superimposed staphylococcal infections.
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
If possible, avoid extreme temperatures and mechanical irritations. Otherwise, according to the Acne conglobata and Acne mechanica.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Wells JM (1981) Tropical acne -- one hundred cases. J R Army Med Corps 12:55-58.
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