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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
 
Updated: Feb 11, 2016
 
 
 
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Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist

Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Womens Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

David F Butler, MD Section Chief of Dermatology, Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System; Professor of Dermatology, Texas A&M University College of Medicine; Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology, Scott and White Clinic

David F Butler, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, Association of Military Dermatologists, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for MOHS Surgery, Phi Beta Kappa

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

John G Albertini, MD Private Practice, The Skin Surgery Center; Clinical Associate Professor (Volunteer), Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine; President-Elect, American College of Mohs Surgery

John G Albertini, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery

Disclosure: Received grant/research funds from Genentech for investigator.

Chief Editor

William D James, MD Paul R Gross Professor of Dermatology, Vice-Chairman, Residency Program Director, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

William D James, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Additional Contributors

Joshua A Zeichner, MD Assistant Professor, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Chief of Dermatology, Institute for Family Health at North General

Joshua A Zeichner, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, National Psoriasis Foundation

Disclosure: Received consulting fee from Valeant for consulting; Received grant/research funds from Medicis for other; Received consulting fee from Galderma for consulting; Received consulting fee from Promius for consulting; Received consulting fee from Pharmaderm for consulting; Received consulting fee from Onset for consulting.

Acknowledgements

A Paul Kelly, MD Chief, Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, King/Drew Medical Center, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

A Paul Kelly, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, American Medical Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, National Medical Association, and Pacific Dermatologic Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Philip R Letada, MD Dermatologist, Associates in Dermatology, Hampton, VA

Philip R Letada, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Academy of Dermatology, and Association of Military Dermatologists

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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Numerous acne keloidalis papules and plaques in a white man with straight hair.
A large acne keloidalis plaque in a bandlike distribution at the posterior occiput in an African American man.
A large acne keloidalis plaque on the occipital region in an African American patient. This man also had perifolliculitis of the scalp and acne conglobata (the follicular occlusion triad).
Numerous papules that have coalesced into a large plaque, within which are tufts of hairs with several hair shafts exiting the same follicular orifice.
A dense plasma cell infiltrate surrounding a hair follicle.
Naked hair shafts embedded within a fibrotic dermis.
 
 
 
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