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Image Number 512 (Acne neonatorum)


Diagnosis: Acne neonatorum

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 22

Type: Clinical

Description: Comedones and inflammed papules

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Acne neonatorum is caused by stimulation of sebaceous glands by the maternal androgens.  It usually resolves spontaneously in a few months as the maternal hormones wane.  No treatment is usually required.  Topical benzoyal peroxide in low concentrations may be tried sparingly to treat the condition. 

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