Acne; Drug Acne; Medication acne; Steroid acne
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Predilection points for acne: face, chest and back.
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- Systemically triggered: Sudden onset with numerous papules, more rarely papulopustules, at the beginning of treatment without comedones. Overall very monomorphic picture, no scarring. After a few months, secondary comedones may develop (initially closed, later open comedones).
- Externally induced: Especially in occlusive treatment with topical glucocorticoids (see below glucocorticoids, topical) in the predilection sites of acne. Clinical picture then corresponding to the systemically triggered steroid acne.
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discontinuation of internal or external glucocorticoid preparations, if medically justifiable.
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Normally not necessary. Minocycline 100 mg/day may be required in cases of severe inflammation. Isotretinoin can also be administered in low doses (5 mg/day) for 3-4 months.
Incoming links (6)Acne medicamentosa; Budesonide; Cushing's syndrome (overview); Exanthema, acneiformes; Panitumumab; Steroid acne;
Outgoing links (5)Acne medicamentosa; Acne (overview); Glucorticosteroids topical; Isotretinoin; Tretinoin;
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