Acneiform eruptions are a group of dermatoses including acne vulgaris, rosacea, folliculitis, and perioral dermatitis. Restated, acneiform eruptions are follicular eruptions characterized by papules and pustules resembling acne. The hybrid term acneiform, literally, refers to an appearance similar to acne.
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. Other sources classified acne vulgaris under acneiform eruption. MeSH explicitly excludes perioral dermatitis from the category of "acneiform eruptions", though it does group acneiform eruptions and perioral dermatitis together under "facial dermatoses".
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- James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 241. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
- "acneiform" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
- "eMedicine - Acneiform Eruptions : Article by Julianne H Kuflik". February 2019. Cite journal requires
- Acneiform+eruption at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Facial+Dermatoses at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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