Acne pp 213-215 | Cite as

Acne Neonatorum

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman


Genuine acne occurs more frequently in infants than one would gather from written accounts. It tends to be overlooked because it is usually minor and not very long lasting. A low index of suspicion often results in mis-diagnosis.


Excessive Androgen Enlarge Gland Gonadal Activation Spontaneous Subsidence Rule Infant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichMunich 2Germany
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Duhring LaboratoriesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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