Acne Necrotica (Necrotizing Lymphocytic Folliculitis)

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman


Acne necrotica is a mysterious disorder, unknown to many dermatologists, and usually unmentioned in recent texts. We acknowledge its existence despite its rarity. It has been called acne frontalis, acne varioliformis, acne pilaris, and acne necrotica. We suggest the term necrotizing lymphocytic folliculitis as used by others. Acne necrotica is actually a misnomer. The condition is not a variant of acne and bears only a superficial resemblance to an acneiform eruption.


Follicular Epithelium Superficial Resemblance Oral Tetracycline Acneiform Eruption Recent Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatologische Klinik und PoliklinikUniversität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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