Acneiform eruptions


  • Bhakinai Temnithikul Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University
  • Suthat Rungrunanghiranya Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University
  • Piyakan Limtanyakul Dermatology Department Chulabhorn hospital Chulabhorn Royal Academy


Acneiform eruptions, Acneiform, drug eruption, Acne, Rosacea


The recent pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in a significant rise regarding the use of personal protective equipment, and hygiene measures, such as hand washing with gel, frequent hand washing, and wearing a mask around healthcare personnel and the general population. There has been a considerable rise in the prevalence of reported dermatoses, such as allergic and irritating contact dermatitis, Acne and Acneiform eruptions, Seborrheic dermatitis, and Rosacea. This article provides an overview of Acneiform eruptions due to the fact that many patients come to hospital with these complaints due to taking anti-COVID drugs or wearing masks. Acneiform eruptions are an abrupt onset and characterized by papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts resembling Acne vulgaris, that can be distinguished from Acne vulgaris, which are not shown with Comedones. It can be found in any gender and among all age groups. There are many causes, including drugs or vitamins, contact with chemicals, inflammation and infection of the follicular units and sebaceous glands, genetic diseases, friction and pressure. The treatment depends on the causation, and the correction of the root cause.


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