PAPULAR ACNE SCARS
- Asymptomatic, hypopigmented perifollicular papules on the upper back and trunk are characteristic.
- A high percentage of patients have a history of acne [Arch Dermatol. 1990 Jun;126(6):797-800], and these lesions probably represent a scarring process of acne.
- Other names that have been used include perifollicular elastolysis, postacne anetoderma-like scars, and papular elastorrhexis.
- Histologic examination showed diminished elastin and collagen.
No treatment is known effective. Treating any ongoing acne is critical for prevention.
Indian J Dermatol 2015;60:603-5
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