Acne Conglobata Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acne conglobata (AC)?

What is the relationship between acne conglobata (AC) and PAPA syndrome?

What is the relationship between acne conglobata (AC) and SAPHO syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of acne conglobata (AC)?

What causes acne conglobata (AC)?

What is the prevalence of acne conglobata (AC)?

What are the sexual predilections of acne conglobata (AC)?

At what age does acne conglobata (AC) typically present?

What is the prognosis of acne conglobata (AC)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acne conglobata (AC)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of acne conglobata (AC)?

What are the possible complications of acne conglobata (AC)?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of acne conglobata (AC)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Acne Conglobata?

Treatment

How is acne conglobata (AC) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acne conglobata (AC)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acne conglobata (AC)?

Guidelines

What are the AAD guidelines on the treatment of acne conglobata (AC)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of acne conglobata (AC)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Acne Conglobata?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoid-like Agents, Topical are used in the treatment of Acne Conglobata?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Acne Conglobata?