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Acne Mechanica


Acne mechanica is a term used to describe the presence of inflammatory papules and pustules caused by friction from repetitive rubbing, stretching, or squeezing of the skin accompanied by heat, pressure, and occlusion.


  • Salicylic Acid
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Topical Retinoid
  • Inflammatory Acne

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Draelos, Z.D. (2014). Acne Mechanica. In: Zeichner, J. (eds) Acneiform Eruptions in Dermatology. Springer, New York, NY.

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