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Apert's syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by the premature fusion of the cranial sutures and early epiphyseal closure. Severe pustular acne is a common feature. We report a case that failed to respond to conventional antibiotic treatment but resolved following isotretinoin therapy. The patient's permanent tracheostomy proved a managent challenge during isotretinoin treatment. The role of androgen-sensitvity is discussed in relation to the skin and bones.