Acne is the chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit, characterized by the formation of comedones, erythematous papules and pustules shortly after starting topical or oral corticosteroid. We report a case of acneiform eruptions on a Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) patient who was treated with prednisolone 30 mg 1-0-0, 2 weeks, three months ago. She developed pustular rashes over the face and back on and off during past 3 months. Presently she got admitted in the gastroenterology department for reoccurence of the symptoms associated with EGE and treated with prednisolone 30 mg 1-0-0. Dermatology opinion was sought for the aggravated pustular rashes over the face and back confirmed to be prednisolone induced acneiform eruptions. Following which, prednisolone was withdrawn within 48 h of admission and treated symptomatically with Clindamycin 1% gel.
Key words: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis, Acneiform eruptions, Prednisolone, Steroids, Pustular Rashes.