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folliculitis or follicular hyperkeratosis resulting from topical or oral administration of steroids.
Etymology: Gk, stereos, solid; L, oleum, oil; Gk, eidos, form, akme, point
a form of acne caused by the use of corticosteroids.
ster·oid ac·ne(ster'oyd ak'nē)
Folliculitis similar to acne vulgaris, but resulting from topical or oral administration of adrenocortical steroids; comedones are rare.
Acne caused by systemic or topical use of corticosteroid drugs.
See also: acne