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What is Acne Vulgaris?

What is Acne Vulgaris?

  • Acne Vulgaris: Another term for the common skin disorder called acne. Acne may occur just about anywhere on the body but is most common on the face, neck and back. The condition may be mild with just a few small spots or severe where large painful cysts develop. Acne generally results from dead skin blocking skin pores which results in infection.
  • Acne Vulgaris: A chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous apparatus associated with an increase in sebum secretion. It is characterized by open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), and pustular nodules. The cause is unknown, but heredity and age are predisposing factors.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Acne Vulgaris: the most common form of acne; usually affects people from puberty to young adulthood.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Acne Vulgaris: Introduction

Types of Acne Vulgaris:

Broader types of Acne Vulgaris:

How serious is Acne Vulgaris?

Complications of Acne Vulgaris: see complications of Acne Vulgaris

What causes Acne Vulgaris?

Causes of Acne Vulgaris: see causes of Acne Vulgaris

What are the symptoms of Acne Vulgaris?

Symptoms of Acne Vulgaris: see symptoms of Acne Vulgaris

Complications of Acne Vulgaris: see complications of Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acne Vulgaris.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acne Vulgaris.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Acne Vulgaris: see treatments for Acne Vulgaris
Research for Acne Vulgaris: see research for Acne Vulgaris

Name of Acne Vulgaris

Main name of condition: Acne Vulgaris


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