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Acne keloidalis nuchae in Asian: A single institutional experience.

Authors
 Kiyong Na  ;  Sang Ho Oh  ;  Sang Kyum Kim 
Citation
 PLOS ONE, Vol.12(12) : e0189790, 2017 
Journal Title
 PLOS ONE 
Issue Date
2017
MeSH
Acne Keloid/diagnosis ; Acne Keloid/ethnology* ; Acne Keloid/etiology ; Acne Keloid/pathology ; Adult ; Aged ; Folliculitis/complications ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Republic of Korea/ethnology ; Young Adult
Abstract
Acne keloidalis nuchae, a type of folliculitis involving the back of the neck, is common in black men, although rare cases have been reported in patients of other ethnicities. We analyzed the clinicopathological features of acne keloidalis nuchae in 17 Asians. Patients' age at the time of presentation ranged from 20 to 69 years. Most patients experienced the disease over 2 years (range, 3 months-20 years); follow-up data were available for 11 (65%) patients (range, 2-95 months). Nine (53%) patients had comorbidities, but none had a history of other skin disease or a family history of acne keloidalis nuchae. Macroscopically, seven (41%) patients had multiple erythematous pustulopapular lesions, and 10 (59%) had a single large plaque. Histopathologically, deep scarring folliculitis containing naked hair shafts was identified. In all cases, inflammation was most severe in the upper two-thirds of the dermis, and the differences in pustulopapular and plaque lesions were more prominent in the peri-inflammation area. Of the seven patients with plaque lesions treated with steroids alone or steroids and cryotherapy, three experienced plaque reduction. Acne keloidalis nuchae occurring in Asian patients frequently present with typical clinicopathological features, and therefore in spite of very low incidence the diagnosis of this disease entity should be considered in idiopathic scarring folliculitis of the posterior neck.
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DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0189790
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pathology (병리학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Sang Kyum(김상겸) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0768-9923
Oh, Sang Ho(오상호) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4477-1400
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/161526
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