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Acneiform eruption

Acneiform eruption
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eMedicine MeSH D017486

Acneiform eruption refers to a group of dermatoses including acne vulgaris, rosacea, folliculitis, and perioral dermatitis.[1] Restated, acneiform eruptions are follicular eruptions characterized by papules and pustules resembling acne.[2] The term "acneiform", literally, refers to an appearance similar to acne.[3]

The terminology used in this field can be complex, and occasionally contradictory. Some sources consider acne vulgaris part of the differential diagnosis for an acneiform eruption.[4] Other sources classified acne vulgaris under acneiform eruption.[5] MeSH explicitly excludes perioral dermatitis from the category of "acneiform eruptions",[6] though it does group acneiform eruptions and perioral dermatitis together under "facial dermatoses".

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