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Image Number 52 (Acne fulminans)


Diagnosis: Acne fulminans

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 18

Type: Clinical

Description: Sudden onset of painful pustules and cysts

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This young man had relatively mild acne which suddenly exploded with the onset of painful pustules and cysts some of which developed into friable hemorrhagic lesions which were scarring. He was treated with systemic steroids and oral isotretinoin.

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