Acne Fulminans

Acne fulminans
Acute febrile ulcerative acne is also known as Acne fulminans it occurs after unsuccessful treatment for another form of acne, acne conglobata. This is an abrupt onset of acne conglobata which normally afflicts young men. Symptoms of severe nodulocystic, often ulcerating acne are apparent.  The condition is commonly, albeit inefficiently treated with steroids. Acne fulminans’ begins as pain and inflammation in the joints. It eventually progresses into a swelling of the lymph nodes located at the base of the neck, causing inflexibility in the neck within weeks after the nodes swell. This swelling will eventually decrease, but this decrease will be accompanied by an increased inflammation and swelling of the joints
Acne fulminans is thought to be an immunologically induced disease in which elevated level of testosterone causes a rise in sebum and Pacne bacteria’s. The condition is commonly, albeit inefficiently treated with steroids.
The disease activates at the height of puberty, usually at around 13 years of age.

Acne Fulminans

Acute febrile ulcerative acne is also known as Acne fulminans it occurs after unsuccessful treatment for another form of acne, acne conglobata. This is an abrupt onset of acne conglobata which normally afflicts young men. Symptoms of severe nodulocystic, often ulcerating acne are apparent.

Acne fulminans

The condition is commonly, albeit inefficiently treated with steroids. Acne fulminans’ begins as pain and inflammation in the joints. It eventually progresses into a swelling of the lymph nodes located at the base of the neck, causing inflexibility in the neck within weeks after the nodes swell. This swelling will eventually decrease, but this decrease will be accompanied by an increased inflammation and swelling of the joints

Acne fulminans is thought to be an immunologically induced disease in which elevated level of testosterone causes a rise in sebum and Pacne bacteria’s. The condition is commonly, albeit inefficiently treated with steroids.

The disease activates at the height of puberty, usually at around 13 years of age.


Pyoderma Faciale:

In the previous post we described about a type of acne which is know as acne conglobata which is the most severe form of acne vulgaris and is more common in males. Today we define about Pyoderma Faciale

Pyoderma Faciale


pyoderma-faciale


This type of severe facial acne affects only females, usually between the ages of 20 to 40 years old, and is characterized by painful large nodules, pustules and sores which may leave scarring. It begins abruptly, and may occur on the skin of a woman who has never had acne before. It is confined to the face, and usually does not last longer than one year, but can wreak havoc in a very short time.