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Steroid-induced acne

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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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


Bell Raj Eapen
Hamilton, ON