Consultant: Volume 51 - Issue 10 - October 2011

Are these comedones acne--or something else?


DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor

University of Missouri Kansas City, University of KansasDr Kaplan is clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practices adult and pediatric dermatology in Overland Park, Kan.


Actinic ComedonesFor several months, a 59-year-old man, who works as a gardener, has noticed dark spots along the hairline of the lateral forehead. The lesions are asymptomatic.


What are you looking at here?

A. Acne
B. Chloracne.
C. Rosacea.
D. Actinic comedones.
E. Colloid milia.

(Answer on next page.)