Notably, chloracne is a symptom of dioxin poisoning, and while most cases are due to occupational exposure, the deliberate dioxin poisoning of Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko demonstrates the plausibility of nonaccidental poisoning.
The sudden appearance of cysts, papules, and pustules typically follows chemical exposure by weeks to months. Systemic symptoms include fatigue, paresthesias, and hyperhidrosis. Liver abnormalities are common.
L70.8 – Other acne
83684005 – Chloracne
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls