This patient is on systemic corticosteroids for treatment of bronchial asthma. Steroid induced acne is a complication of systemic corticosteroids which is characterized by abrupt onset of mildly pruritic monomorphic papules or pustules mainly over the upper trunk. Comedones are absent. Topical retinoids are often used for treatment. Few cases may actually represent pityrosporum folliculitis and may respond to antifungals.
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