The author is presenting the case of a 23-year-old female patient with a severe form of acne conglobata, with the first symptoms of the disease occurring as far back as the prepubertal age. In the past year the disease has combined with hidradenitis suppurativa (to be referred to henceforth as “HS”), Hurley stage I, in the axillae and both sides of the inguinal region, with a family history of acne conglobata (both her mother and brother were affected). Further examinations ruled out inflammatory bowel disease because of a lack of further associated symptoms, except for sideropenic anaemia (lesser form) and lower serum values of vitamin D. Up until now the disease has been resistant to treatment, including the long-term treatment of methylprednisolone in combination with isotretinoid as well as dapsone and antibiotics.
- acne conglobata
- hidradenitis suppurativa