Abstract ACNE NECROTICA miliaris was first described in the American literature by Lane in 1933.1 He quoted Sabouraud, who first described the disease in 19282 as an abortive form of acne necrotica (acne-varioliformis) and the pathological picture as that of acne necrotica. Lane stated that, in his experience, 15 or 20 lesions on the scalp are a large number to find and did not mention finding lesions on the face and back. In 1937 Montgomery3 reported the clinical and pathological picture of 25 cases and stressed the small size of the primary lesions and their number (12 to 100) and noted the histological resemblance to the early stages of acne necrotica described by Gans.4 In 24 of the 25 cases, the lesions were confined to the scalp, the single exception being a few scattered vesicopustules in the bearded region. Ormsby5 described a similar picture under the References 1. Lane, J. E.: Acne Necrotica Miliaris of the Scalp , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 28:10-12 ( (July) ) 1933. 2. Sabouraud, R.: Pyodermites et eczemas: Maladies du cuir chevelu IV. Les maladies suppuratives et exsudatives , Paris, Masson & Cie, 1928 3. Diagnostic et traitement des affections du cuir chevelu , Paris, Masson & Cie, 1932. 4. Montgomery, H.: Acne Necrotica Miliaris of the Scalp , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 36:40 ( (July) ) 1937. 5. Gans, O.: Histologie der Hautkrankheiten. Die Gewebsveränderungen in der Kranken Haut unter Berücksichtigung ihrer Entstehung und ihres Ablaufs , Berlin, Julius Springer, 1925, vol. 1, pp. 345-347. 6. Ormsby, O. S.: A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Students and Practitioners , ed. 4, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1934, p. 1210. 7. Strumia, M. M.: Experimental Acne Varioliformis , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 10:702 ( (Dec.) ) 1924. 8. Sulzberger, M. B.: Acne Varioliformis Successfully Treated with Staphylococcus Toxoid , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 38:122 ( (July) ) 1938.
A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology & Syphilology – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1951