STEROID ACNE/FOLLICULITIS

A diffuse truncal folliculitis after a course of oral steroids.
Steroid folliculitis or steroid acne


Steroid folliculitis represents a papulopustular eruption, primarily of the trunk that may occur after administration of systemic steroids.

Clinical

An acute eruption on the trunk of pustules all in the same stage is typical.

Treatment

In one study, many cases of steroid acne seemed to be Pityrosporum folliculitis histologically [IJD 1998;37;772]. 93% responded nicely to itraconazole 200 mg po QD for 3 weeks.

Additional Pictures

Steroid folliculitis or steroid acne

Steroid acne as seen on the face is a variant and usually occurs after use of topical steroids.
Steroid folliculitis or steroid acne

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