ⓘ Acne fulminans

                                     

ⓘ Acute febrile ulcerative acne

Acne fulminans is a severe form of the skin disease, acne, which can occur after unsuccessful treatment for another form of acne, acne conglobata. The condition is thought to be an immunologically induced disease in which elevated level of testosterone causes a rise in sebum and population of Cutibacterium acnes bacteria. The increase in the amount of C acnes or related antigens may trigger the immunologic reaction in some individuals and lead to an occurrence of acne fulminans. In addition to testosterone, isotretinoin may also precipitate acne fulminans, possibly related to highly increased levels of C acnes antigens in the patients immune system. Acne fulminans is a rare disease. Over the past several years, fewer cases of this disease have occurred, possibly because of earlier and better treatment of acne. Approximately 100 patients with acne fulminans have been described.

                                     
  • cosmetica Acne fulminans Acne keloidalis nuchae Acne mechanica Acne medicamentosa drug - induced acne e.g., steroid acne Acne miliaris necrotica Acne necrotica
  • course. Isotretinoin use can rarely lead to a more severe form of acne acne fulminans Isotretinoin is a teratogen highly likely to cause birth defects
  • rosacea fulminans is a conglobate, nodular disease that arises abruptly on the face. Rosacea conglobata is a severe rosacea that can mimic acne conglobata
  • pilosebaceous unit. Acne aestivalis Mallorca acne Acne conglobata Acne cosmetica cosmetic acne Acne fulminans acute febrile ulcerative acne Acne keloidalis
  • Acne Acne vulgaris Acne conglobata Acne miliaris necrotica Tropical acne Infantile acne Neonatal acne Excoriated acne Acne fulminans Acne medicamentosa
  • concentrate, heparin, and haemodiafiltration in meningococcus - induced purpura fulminans Lancet. 350 9091 1590 1593. doi: 10.1016 s0140 - 6736 97 06356 - 3. PMID 9393338
  • Acne Acne vulgaris Acne conglobata Acne miliaris necrotica Tropical acne Infantile acne Neonatal acne Excoriated acne Acne fulminans Acne medicamentosa