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January 1985

Solid Facial Edema as a Complication of Acne Vulgaris

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(1):87-90. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660010091026

• Persistent solid edema of the face in four healthy young adults seemed to be secondary to preexisting acne vulgaris. Elastic compression and intensive acne therapy were of minimal benefit in resolving the edema. Facial inflammation accompanying acne should be recognized as a rare complication of the acne process.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:87-90)