Acneiform eruption

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

Acneiform eruptions are a group of dermatoses including acne vulgaris, rosacea, folliculitis, and perioral dermatitis.[2] Restated, acneiform eruptions are follicular eruptions characterized by papules and pustules resembling acne.[3] The hybrid term acneiform, literally, refers to an appearance similar to acne.[4]

The terminology used in this field can be complex, and occasionally contradictory. Some sources consider acne vulgaris part of the differential diagnosis for an acneiform eruption.[5] Other sources classified acne vulgaris under acneiform eruption.[6] MeSH explicitly excludes perioral dermatitis from the category of "acneiform eruptions",[7] though it does group acneiform eruptions and perioral dermatitis together under "facial dermatoses".

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  1. 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.
  2. Cheung MJ, Taher M, Lauzon GJ (April 2005). "Acneiform facial eruptions: a problem for young women". Can Fam Physician. 51: 527–33. PMC 1472951. PMID 15856972. Archived from the original on 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2022-01-30.
  3. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 241. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  4. "acneiform" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  5. "eMedicine - Acneiform Eruptions : Article by Julianne H Kuflik". February 2019. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2022-01-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. Acneiform+eruption at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  7. Facial+Dermatoses at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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