Acne vulgaris

  • Essentials of Dx: acne vulgaris.
    • Almost universal in puberty; may begin in premenarchal girls and present or persist into the fourth or fifth decade.
    • Comedones are the hallmark. Severity varies from comedonal to papular or pustular inflammatory acne to cysts or nodules.
    • Face, neck, and upper trunk may be affected.
    • Scarring may be a sequela of the disease or picked by the patient.
  • Reference from CMDT (61st Ed), Pg no: 127

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