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Image Number 229 (Pyoderma faciale)


Diagnosis: Pyoderma faciale

Site: Chin

Sex: F

Age: 31

Type: Clinical

Description: Papules and pustules on the chin

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Pyoderma faciale is an acute variant of rosacea characterised by the sudden onset of tender papules,pustules and abscesses on the chin and cheeks.Oral steroids should be used at the same time as isotretinoin is introduced to bring this condition under control before scarring occurs.

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