Acne vulgaris: Diagnosis and management
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Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting mainly the face, back, and less commonly, chest. It is characterised by blockage and inflammation of the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, and presents with comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pustules. Acne is associated with significant psychological problems including an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Treatment is usually with topical agents but in severe cases, specialist referral will be needed.
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