What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of 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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Bacterial culture and sensitivity testing of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) lesions and draining sinuses should be considered. If pathogenic microorganisms are identified, appropriate antibiotics should be prescribed.


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