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April 1987

Nodulocystic Infantile Acne Occurring in a Kindred of Steatocystoma

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermatology Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, OR 97201

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(4):432-433. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660280032015

To the Editor.—  Cases of infantile nodulocystic acne have been reported since 1926.1-6 Hellier4 divided acneiform eruptions of infancy into two groups. The first group included those patients in whom lesions developed during the first few weeks of life (neonatal acne, acne neonatorum, and grouped comedones of infants and children), while the second group consisted of those that developed lesions at the age of about a year or more. It was his experience that in the older group, lesions tended to be fewer and often took the form of cold abscesses.We describe a girl who developed nodulocystic acne at the age of 18 months and who was a member of a kindred with extensive steatocystoma multiplex.

Report of a Case.—  A 23-month-old girl was seen in January 1985. Her gestation and delivery were normal. She was well until 18 months of age, at which time she began

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