Acneiform exanthema

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: EH67.Z

Medication-induced acne without formation of comedones.

Medicines such as:

  • EGF receptor drugs (e.g. cetuximuab)
  • Lithium
  • Phenobarbiturates
  • Vitamin B
  • Glucocorticoids

Pustules and papules.

Anamnesis (medication)



Diff. BB, liver and kidney values (in case of exanthema e.g. of an AGEP)

Taking medication?

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