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Infantile acne

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Infantile acne is a form of acneiform eruption that occurs in infants from 6 weeks to 1 year of age. Typical symptoms include inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions, papules and pustules most commonly present on the face. No cause of infantile acne has been established but it may be caused by increased sebaceous gland secretions due to elevated androgens, genetics and the fetal adrenal gland causing increased sebum production. Infantile acne can resolve by itself by age 1 or 2. However, treatment options include topical benzyl peroxide, topical retinoids and topical antibiotics in most cases. Signs and symptoms Infantile acne has a later onset and is less commonly seen than neonatal acne, occurring between 6 weeks to 1 year of age. It is also more commonly seen in boys rather than girls. Infantile acne tends to be more inflammatory and wide spread than neonatal acne. It presents with both open and clo
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