What is included in patient education about acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN)?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Educate patients on the postulated underlying causes of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN). Advise patients to discontinue wearing possible offending garments.Instruct patients to tell their barbers not to shave the posterior part of their hairline. Counsel patients about scalp folliculitis and how to care for it.


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