Life's Not so Simple with Asthma and Pimples

August 19, 2016
Jonathan A. Schneider, DO

A young teen presents with an acne outbreak that is uncharacteristic for her. What are the clues to the diagnosis in the PMH?

Adolescence can be a period of extreme duress for some teens. The 14-year-old girl we are about to meet is coping with physical, emotional, and environmental stressors, but acne had never been a problem, until now.Follow this short case presented by Dr Jonathan Schneider and test your diagnostic skills. Good luck. Suggested reading, below.     Recommended readingDessinioti C1, Antoniou C, Katsambas A. Acneiform eruptions. Clin Dermatol. 2014;32:24-34. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2013.05.023.Du-Thanh A, Kluger N, Bensalleh H, et al. Drug induced acneiform eruption. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2011;12: 233. SL, Polcari IC. Morphology-based diagnosis of acneiform eruptions. Pediatr Ann. 2015; 44:e188-93. doi: 10.3928/00904481-20150812-07.Momin SB, Peterson A, Del Rosso JQ. A status report on drug-associated acne and acneiform eruptions. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010;9:627-36Pontello R, Jr, Kondo RN. Drug-induced acne and rose pearl: similarities. An Bras Dermatol. 2013;88: 1039–1040. doi:  10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132586Scheinfeld N. Drug-incuded acne and acneiform eruptions: a review. The Dermatologist. 2009;17(8).