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.Â Â Â Â Â 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21668032McFarland 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: 1039â1040. doi:Â 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132586Scheinfeld N. Drug-incuded acne and acneiform eruptions: a review. The Dermatologist. 2009;17(8).