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Acne

A slang term for a break-out.
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However, isotretinoin-induced acne fulminans is on the rise, perhaps because of more widespread use of the drug.
Acne fulminans previously has been described with a range of terms, including acne maligna, acute febrile ulcerative acne conglobota, and pseudo-acne fulminans, which the authors said has led to some confusion.
Failure to promptly recognize isotretinoin-induced acne fulminans can lead to catastrophe, said Dr.
Acne fulminans is an uncommon, understudied, and severe disorder that "typically manifests as an explosive worsening and ulceration of skin lesions and can be associated with fever, bone pain, and other systemic symptoms," noted panel cochairs Dr.
Until now, there have been no clear guidelines on the pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of acne fulminans, according to the panelists.
Thomson and Cunliffe suggest that the term acne fulminans may also be used in cases of severe aggravation of acne without systemic features.
The treatment of acne fulminans consists of supportive care and systemic steroids that are gradually reduced over weeks or months, according to the patient's response.
Acne fulminans is most often triggered by isotretinoin therapy, but can occur without it, the panel said.