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What is infantile acne?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology
Infantile acne presents as comedones and inflammatory lesions, similar to the way adolescent acne would look. It can occur at anywhere from 2 months to 2 years of age or more. Baby boys are more commonly affected than girls. The face is typically involved. The underlying cause is thought to be hormonal.This type of acne is relatively uncommon, and in these cases, there is sometimes a family history of severe, scarring acne. 
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