John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Acne conglobata induced by adalimumab Volume 27, numéro 3, May-June 2017


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Department of Dermatology, Allergology,
Universitiy Hospital of Aachen,
Pauwelsstr. 30,
52074 Aachen,

TNF-alpha inhibitors, especially adalimumab, have recently been used successfully for acne inversa and severe cystic acne. However, this group of substances may itself lead to acne and acneiform eruptions.We report the case of a 20-year-old female patient who presented in our department with a two-week history of severe, occasionally painful, progressive nodulocystic lesions on the lower cheeks. She reported not to have had skin problems ever before. She was a non-smoker. Her body mass index was [...]