An overview of acne vulgaris
Acne vulgaris (common acne) is the most common disease seen by dermatologists (Lookingbill and Marks, 2000). It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the pilosebaceous units (Oprica et al, 2002). Its hallmarks are multiple lesions ranging from non-inflamed comedones (blackheads) to inflammatory papules, pustules, nodules and cysts (Lookingbill and Marks, 2000). Although not fatal, acne is often persistent and patients with acne report that it has a high psychological impact (Oprica ...
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