Acne mechanica due to an orthopedic crutch

Yun Chul Kang, Eung Ho Choi, Sang Min Hwang, Won Soo Lee, Seung Hun Lee, Sung Ku Ahn

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Acne mechanica describes local irritation due to the skin being pressured, occluded, rubbed, squeezed, stretched, or heated. Examples of various physical traumas that provoke lesions in acne patients are given. Users of orthopedic crutches are at particular risk for such conditions. A crutch is another extrinsic factor to be added to the list of causes of acne mechanica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-98
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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Kang, Y. C., Choi, E. H., Hwang, S. M., Lee, W. S., Lee, S. H., & Ahn, S. K. (1999). Acne mechanica due to an orthopedic crutch. Cutis, 64(2), 97-98.