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Image Number 1132 (Tropical acne)


Diagnosis: Tropical acne

Site: Shoulder

Sex: M

Age: 28


Description: Acneiform rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A taxi driver working for prolonged times in very hot environment during summer (tropical climate) developed an acneiform papulo-pustular folliculitis on the trunk and proximal extremities of 3 weeks duration. The patient denied any history of intake of corticosteroids or any other medication.

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