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Acne

A slang term for a break-out.
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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.
In the absence of large-scale randomized controlled trials of treatments for acne fulminans, the authors said case series and individual reports supported the use of systemic corticosteroids in combination with isotretinoin when treating all forms of the disorder.
Silny, "Acne fulminans: explosive systemic form of acne," Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, vol.
Dreno, "Testosterone-induced acne fulminans in twins with Kallmann's syndrome," JAAD Case Reports, vol.
Antibiotics should not be used as first line treatment or monotherapy for acne fulminans, according to the experts who drafted the recommendations.
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 not just an extreme form of acne, but rather, a distinct, likely auto-inflammatory disorder," the experts stated.
Acne fulminans is most often triggered by isotretinoin therapy, but can occur without it, the panel said.