Propionibacterium Infections Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Comedones are not unique to acne vulgaris. Senile comedones (ie, Favre Racouchot syndrome) are common, particularly in the periorbital area of elderly persons. In addition, radiation therapy may result in comedones.

Acnelike lesions may develop in individuals with Behçet disease and in immunocompromised hosts.

Disseminated cryptococcosis may present as an acneiform eruption.

Differential Diagnoses