Acne Conglobata

  • Jonathan S. WeissEmail author
  • Elijah Wilder


The term acne conglobata is reserved for the most severe form of inflammatory acne. While uncommon, the condition presents as a highly inflammatory, extensive nodulocystic eruption. Acne conglobata is differentiated from acne fulminans by the former’s lack of systemic symptoms, including fever [1]. Severe disfigurement and scarring are a common result leading to potential psychological impairment, including anxiety and depression. Acne conglobata comprises one part of the follicular occlusion triad, along with perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens (dissecting cellulitis of the scalp) and hidradenitis suppurativa [2].


Anterior Uveitis Pyoderma Gangrenosum Hidradenitis Suppurativa Inflammatory Acne Isotretinoin Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, GeorgiaAtlantaUSA

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