acne keloidalis nuchae


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acne keloidalis nuchae

Chronic follicular infection of the skin at the occiput (base of the skull) and the neck. It occurs most often in men of African heritage and causes scars and thickening of the skin.
Synonym: keloid acne
See also: acne
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Acne keloidalis nuchae: treatment with excision and second-intention healing.
The following scarring and nonscarring alopecias should be considered in the differential diagnosis: dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), acne keloidalis nuchae, erosive pustular dermatosis, lichen planopilaris (LPP), inflammatory tinea capitis, and secondary syphilis.
Moreover, men of color are prone to develop acne keloidalis nuchae, which is characterized by red, painful bumps on the scalp.