What Is Acne Keloidalis?

A keloid is a type of scar, that continues to grow and often itch, well after the underlying wound has healed.

Acne keloidalis is a type of scarring reaction most often seen on the nape of the neck or scalp.  Acne keloidalis may develop after a ‘close shave’ where the hairs have a chance to ingrow and cause inflammation and then scar.

Here’s a good case report:

Acne keloidalis nuchae: clinical and dermoscopic features

Chourouk ChoukNoureddine LitaiemMariem JonesFaten Zeglaoui
BMJ Case Reports 2017:published online 23 September 2017doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222222

Note: Content is Not intended as medical advice. Please consult your health care provider regarding your specific medical condition and questions.

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