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Contact acne triggered by comedogenic chemical compounds (Acne venenata, venenum=poison). Possible substances are organic hydrocarbon compounds, lipids, etc. (see also comedogenicity). In addition to direct contact, it can also be triggered by vapours, see also acne, occupational acne. The prototype of contact acne is pomade or tar acne.
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Contact acne includes:
- Acne detergicans
- Acne mechanica (chronic mechanical stress at acne-typical locations)
- Cosmetic acne
- Pomade acne
- Tar acne
- Oil acne
- Irradiation acne (follicular hyperkeratosis in the course of irradiation therapy with ionizing radiation)
- smoker's acne (facially localized micro- and macrocomedones in excessive smokers)
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- Jansen T et al (1997) Pathogenesis and treatment of acne in childhood. Pediatric Dermatol 14:17-21.
Incoming links (9)Acne detergent; Acne infantum; Comedogenicity; Cosmetic acne; Cosmetic acne; Keratosis follicularis epidemica; Oil acne; Oil acne; Pomade acne;
Outgoing links (10)Benzoyl peroxide; Comedogenicity; Cyst; Isotretinoin; Komedo; Oil acne; Pomade acne; Professional acne; Tar acne; Tretinoin;
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