Acne Excoriee

See also acne vulgaris.


Even the smallest lesion is excoriated, leaving a red erosion or crust. Upon healing, red macules remain. The primary lesions of acne are often not seen. Sometimes it is unclear if the patient has acne at all.


It is often near impossible to keep the patient from excoriating the acne. The best therapeutic approach is to clear the acne, which requires aggressive therapy, usually with oral antibiotics or a course of isotretinoin. See acne vulgaris, treatment.

Additional Pictures

Chronic areas of scratching showing both hyper and hypopigmented scarring.
Acne Excoriee with post inflammatory hyperpigmenation

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