How is acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) prevented?

Updated: Nov 13, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) patients should avoid shaving the posterior part of the hairline close to the skin. Additionally, patients should discontinue wearing clothes or athletic gear that rubs or irritates the posterior parts of the scalp and the neck.


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