Acne vulgaris is a chronic skin disease that develops as a result of inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit and its clinical course is accompanied by comedones, papules, pustules, and nodules. A different group of disease, which is clinically similar to acne vulgaris but with a different etiopathogenesis, is called “acneiform eruptions.” In clinical practice, acneiform eruptions are generally the answer of the question “What is it if it is not an acne?” Although there are many subgroups of acneiform eruptions, drugs are common cause of acneiform eruptions, and this clinical picture is called “drug-induced acneiform eruptions.” There are many drugs related to drug-induced acneiform eruptions. Discontinuation of the responsible drug is generally sufficient in treatment.
Part of the book: Acne and Acneiform Eruptions
Telogen effluvium (TE) is a noninflammatory disease characterized by diffuse loss of telogen hair. It is the most frequent cause of diffuse hair loss and the actual incidence of the disease is not known. According to the underlying etiology, TE could be physiologically and pathologically classified. The evaluation of a patient with TE includes a detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory tests. The patients should be questioned in terms of TE subtype, duration, and clinical course of hair loss. The most important point in the treatment of TE is to consult about the natural course of the disease.
Part of the book: Hair and Scalp Disorders