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Infantile acne in a 2-year-old boy
  1. Lilian Downie1,
  2. Nigel W Crawford1,2,3,
  3. John Su4,
  4. Jim P Buttery1,3,5,
  5. Peter W Goss6
  1. 1Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2SAEFVIC, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4Department of Dermatology, RCH, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Monash Children's Hospital, Southern Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  6. 6Department of Paediatrics, Gippsland Paediatrics, Sale, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Peter W Goss, Department of Paediatrics, Gippsland Paediatrics, Cnr Guthridge St and Stead St, Sale, VIC 3850, Australia; pwgoss{at}

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A 2-year-old boy presented with a 3-month history of recurrent facial cysts (figure 1). These varied in size and severity, were fluctuant, non-tender and some spontaneously discharged. There was no clinical evidence of androgen excess and this was not further investigated. He was afebrile and well apart from a background of eczema and non-immunoglobulin E (IgE) cow milk intolerance. …

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  • Contributors All authors made an equal contribution to the paper.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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