Acne pp 248-255 | Cite as

Steroid Acne

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman


Steroid acne has now become a commonplace in hospital practice owing to the extensive use of corticosteroids and ACTH to treat autoimmune diseases or to prevent homograft rejections.


Arthritis Corticosteroid Hydrocortisone Dexamethasone Valerate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichMunich 2Germany
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Duhring LaboratoriesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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