Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN) Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 14, 2019
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the pathophysiology of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Which series of events occur in the pathophysiology of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What causes acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of genetics in the etiology of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the prevalence of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What are the racial predilections of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What are the sexual predilections of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Which age groups are at highest risk for acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the prognosis of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is included in patient education about acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What are the possible complications of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Treatment

How is acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) treated?

What is the initial treatment for acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) treated?

What is the role of triamcinolone acetonide injection in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of phototherapy in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of cryotherapy in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is included in maintenance therapy for acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

How is acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) prevented?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Which medications in the drug class Acne Agents, Topical are used in the treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents are used in the treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (AKN)?