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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Acne conglobata of the scalp

1 Department of Medicine, Basra Medical College; Division of Dermatology, Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital; Basra Training Center of Iraqi and Arab Board in Dermatology and Venereology, Basra, Iraq
2 Division of Dermatology, Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital, Basra, Iraq

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Anwar Qais Saadoon
Division of Dermatology, Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital, Ezzedine Salim Subdistrict, 61012 Basra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_117_19

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Acne conglobata (AC) is a rare form of severe and chronic nodulocystic acne. It is characterized by nodulocystic lesions, borrowing, interconnecting abscesses, scars, in addition to grouped comedones. AC usually appears on the trunk and may extend to the buttocks. It can also appear, to a lesser extent, on the face, neck, shoulders, proximal arms, abdomen, and thighs. To the best of our knowledge, AC of the scalp has not been reported in the literature. Herein, we are reporting a case of AC of the scalp, emphasizing its clinical and trichoscopic features and how to differentiate it clinically from similar scalp conditions, especially alopecic and aseptic nodules of the scalp and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp.

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