Acne-Mimicking Diseases

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Bodo Melnik
  • WenChieh Chen


In this chapter, dealing with a variety of diseases looking like acne, a number of terminologies are used in the international literature, including acneiform, acneform, acne-like, and acne mimicking, in an analogous way.


Drug-Induced Acne

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Drug-Induced Acneiform Eruptions

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Acne venenata

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Acne Mechanica

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Gram-Negative Folliculitis

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Acne Necrotica/Necrotizing Lymphocytic Folliculitis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Bodo Melnik
    • 2
  • WenChieh Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergyLudwig-Maximilian-University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health TheoryUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  3. 3.Department of Dermatology and AllergyTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany

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