Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with acne conglobata (AC)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Failure to recognize and treat acne conglobata (AC) can produce considerable disfigurement. Suicidal ideation, a concern in seemingly healthy adolescents, should be anticipated in those with cosmetically disturbing skin disorders, especially in adolescent males with acne conglobata. [37] It may be wise to order routine screening for psychological disturbance in adolescents with acne conglobata. Use of isotretinoin is not contraindicated in those with depression. [38]


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