Acneiform eruption

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Acneiform eruption
Other names: Acne-like, acneform[1]
Acneiform eruption on male individuals's chest

Acneiform eruptions, or acne mimicking eruptions, are a group of skin conditions characterized by small bumps resembling acne.[1] Typically, these bumps are mostly of similar size.[1] Some bumps may be bigger or contain fluid.[2] Generally, blackheads and whiteheads are absent.[2] It tends to appear suddenly, with the chest and back most frequently affected.[2]

Causes include cosmetics, the application of greasy products, and some medicines.[1] Repeated rubbing of skin and pressure are other triggers.[2]

Any age can be affected.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Plewig, Gerd; Melnik, Bodo; Chen, WenChieh (2019). "9 Acne mimicking diseases". Plewig and Kligman ́s Acne and Rosacea. Switzerland: Springer. p. 299-404. ISBN 978-3-319-49273-5. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-05-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Nair, Pragya A.; Salazar, Francisco J. (2022). "Acneiform Eruptions". StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing. Archived from the original on 2022-01-19. Retrieved 2023-06-03.

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