Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
donut_eater

Can acne Vulgaris develop into more severe forms of acne?

Genetic susceptibility is an important factor in the development of acne fulminans, along with pre-existing androgen excess in men, AND it has similarities to autoimmune system reactions. However, the disease is characterized by hypersensitivity to p. acnes, the most usual component of acne vulgaris so it is likely that fulminans could develop in certain susceptible people who have acne vulgaris. But a caveat: fulminans is extremely rare! Fewer cases are reported now, likely due to earlier and better treatment of acne vulgaris itself, so the cases don't develop into fulminans. Reminder: acne fulminans is RARE and is associated with pre-existing conditions including excess testosterone *in MEN*.

Not as much is known about acne conglobata's physiology but it likely also has strong genetic components. Certain genetic abnormalities also predispose one to developing it. It's likely that it, too, could arise from acne vulgaris but that I do not know for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Genetic susceptibility is an important factor in the development of acne fulminans, along with pre-existing androgen excess in men, AND it has similarities to autoimmune system reactions. However, the disease is characterized by hypersensitivity to p. acnes, the most usual component of acne vulgaris so it is likely that fulminans could develop in certain susceptible people who have acne vulgaris. But a caveat: fulminans is extremely rare! Fewer cases are reported now, likely due to earlier and better treatment of acne vulgaris itself, so the cases don't develop into fulminans. Reminder: acne fulminans is RARE and is associated with pre-existing conditions including excess testosterone *in MEN*.

Not as much is known about acne conglobata's physiology but it likely also has strong genetic components. Certain genetic abnormalities also predispose one to developing it. It's likely that it, too, could arise from acne vulgaris but that I do not know for sure.

Wow, this is an excellent post.

Thank you for answering everything in one post, I appreciate it.

When you say pre-existing androgen excess in men, do you mean an already higher amount of natural androgens? does it also include usage of Anabolic–androgenic steroids?

Mainly, does the use of Anabolic–androgenic steroids highly increase the chances of developing Acne Fluminans or Conglobata (or is genetic susceptibility still the major factor)

Thanks in advance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×