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Acne fulminans successfully treated with prednisone and dapsone.

Lages RB, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug.

Abstract

Acne fulminans is a rare condition and the most severe form of acne. It involves the sudden onset of febrile and multisystemic symptoms, with poor response to ordinary therapy in patients who previously had mild to moderate acne. It is characterized by hemorrhagic ulcerative crusting lesions on the face, chest and upper back. The authors report a case of acne fulminans that was successfully treated with oral prednisone and dapsone.

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22892777 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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