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Image Number 786 (Acne)


Diagnosis: Acne

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 18

Type: Clinical


Submitted by: Mehravaran Mehrdad

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Persistent scarring Acne scarring is particularly common in acne conglobata and acne fulminas Unfortunately, true acne scars never completely disappear although they usually improve with time. Three main type of scaring are following: Ice pick scars (these are pitted scars), atrophic scars (flat, thin scars) as in these case and hypertrophic or keloid scars (thick lumpy scars). The main ways of management for atrophic scar are soft tissue augmentation techniques such as collagen, gelatin matrix & fat implants and surgical intervention by help of dermabrasion. A 18-year-old male with chief complain of multiple bean-size atrophic scar as a consequence of acne conglobata, meanwhile patient is under Isoteritonin per os management.

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