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Acne - close-up of pustular lesions
Acne - close-up of pustular lesions


Blackheads (comedones)
Blackheads (comedones)


Blackheads (comedones) close-up
Blackheads (comedones) close-up


Acne, cystic on the chest
Acne, cystic on the chest


Acne, cystic on the face
Acne, cystic on the face


Acne, vulgaris on the back
Acne, vulgaris on the back


Acne, close-up of cysts on the back
Acne, close-up of cysts on the back


Acne, cystic on the back
Acne, cystic on the back


Comedones

Definition:

Comedones are small, flesh-colored, white, or dark bumps that give skin a rough texture. The bumps are found at the opening of a sebaceous follicle (pore). See: Acne



Alternative Names:

Skin bumps - acne-like; Acne-like skin bumps



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What to expect at your health care provider's office:




Review Date: 10/28/2008
Reviewed By: Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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