Acne Fulminans Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 15, 2022
  • Author: Ryszard Zaba, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Rosacea fulminans

  • Proliferative granulation tissue from use of isotretinoin to treat acne conglobata

  • Acne conglobata: Acne fulminans should be distinguished from acne conglobata because acne fulminans may cause systemic illness, it does not respond to antibiotics, and it requires different therapy.

Differential Diagnoses