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.


Sebaceous Gland Topical Steroid Follicular Epithelium Betamethasone Valerate Fluocinolone Acetonide 
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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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