AKN is a condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that form hypertrophic or keloidlike scars. Acne keloidalis nuchae is somewhat of a misnomer because the lesions do not occur as a result of acne vulgaris, but rather a chronic scarring folliculitis.
AKN typically occurs on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and develops almost exclusively in young, African American men.
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