acnitis

acnitis

(1) Papulonecrotic tuberculid, see there.
(2) Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei.
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Lupus miliaris disseminatus faciei (LMDF), also termed acne agminata or acnitis, is a rare granulomatous skin disease mainly affecting the central area of the face.7 It shows a characteristic tendency to involve the lower eyelids.1-3 Lesions may occur singly or in crops.6 In the early lesions, there is perivascular and periappendageal lymphomononuclear cell infiltration.
Acne is a polymorphic disease that shows comedones, inflammatory lesions, scars and pigmentary disturbances.9 In acnitis, there are monomorphic, symmetrical, reddish-brown papules and nodules on the face but no comedones with a granulomatous histology.
The diagnosis of acnitis should be considered in every case where papular eruption is encountered on the face with a tuberculoid histology but without any evidence of mycobacterium tuberculosis.