Halogen acne

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Halogen acne
Pustules due to potassium iodide (DermNet NZ treatments-s-pot-iodide).jpg
Pustules due to potassium iodide

Halogen acne is an acneiform eruption or worsening of existing acne, triggered by medicines containing halogens such as iodides, bromides and fluorides.[1]

A longer exposure to high levels of iodides and bromides may result in halogenoderma.[1] The terms are sometimes used interchangeably and has also been called halogen rosacea.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Braun-Falco, Otto; Plewig, Gerd; Wolff, Helmut Heinrich; Burgdorf, Walter H. C. (2000). "28. Diseases of the sebaceous glands". Dermatology (2nd ed.). Springer. p. 1071. ISBN 978-3-642-97933-0. Archived from the original on 2022-04-18. Retrieved 2022-04-17.
  2. Plewig, Gerd; Melnik, Bodo; Chen, WenChieh (2019). "14.14. Halogen rosacea". Plewig and Kligman ́s Acne and Rosacea (4th ed.). Switzerland: Springer. p. 522. ISBN 978-3-319-49273-5. Archived from the original on 2022-04-19. Retrieved 2022-04-18.