Acneiform eruption

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Acneiform eruption

Acneiform eruptions are a group of dermatoses including acne vulgaris, rosacea, folliculitis, and perioral dermatitis.[1] Restated, acneiform eruptions are follicular eruptions characterized by papules and pustules resembling acne.[2] The hybrid term acneiform, literally, refers to an appearance similar to acne.[3]

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.[4] Other sources classified acne vulgaris under acneiform eruption.[5] MeSH explicitly excludes perioral dermatitis from the category of "acneiform eruptions",[6] though it does group acneiform eruptions and perioral dermatitis together under "facial dermatoses".

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 241. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. ^ "acneiform" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  4. ^ "eMedicine - Acneiform Eruptions : Article by Julianne H Kuflik". February 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Acneiform+eruption at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  6. ^ Facial+Dermatoses at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

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