Definition of Acne vulgaris

1. Noun. The most common form of acne; usually affects people from puberty to young adulthood.

Generic synonyms: Acne



Definition of Acne vulgaris

1. Noun. (disease) An inflammatory disease of the skin, caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units. ¹

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Medical Definition of Acne vulgaris

1. A form of acne which results from the bacterial infection of cysts deep within the skin. Generally requires treatment with antibiotics and other agents (Isotretinoin). Without treatment cystic acne may result in scarring. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acne Vulgaris

acne keloid
acne medicamentosa
acne necrotica
acne neonatorum
acne papulosa
acne punctata
acne pustulosa
acne rosacea
acne scrofulosorum
acne simplex
acne syphilitica
acne urticata
acne varioliformis
acne venenata
acne vulgaris (current term)
acned
acneform
acneform syphilid
acnegenic
acneiform
acneiform eruptions
acnes
acnestis
acnodal
acnode
acnodes
acock
acockbill

Literary usage of Acne vulgaris

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Treatment of acne vulgaris.—MARTIAL (Gaz. mfd. de Paris, 1907, xiii, 4) states that in the treatment of this affection we should (a) modify the ..."

2. On diseases of the skin by Sir Erasmus Wilson (1852)
"I shall therefore take the more simple course of describing the affection us appearing under two principal forms— namely, acne vulgaris, ,, rosacea. ..."

3. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1883)
"Very few persons ever remain perfectly exempt from acne vulgaris. The majority, however, merely suffer from it during the period of puberty, and the form of ..."

4. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1869)
"Very few per- m 'ns ever remain perfectly exempt from acne vulgaris. The majority, however, merely suffer from it during the period of puberty, ..."

5. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"acne vulgaris. In acne vulgaris the ducts of the sebaceous glands become closed, the plugs consisting almost entirely of epithelial cells with practically ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"acne vulgaris, or acne, is characterized by an eruption of inflammatory lesions varying in type from ..."

7. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"166. complement fixation reactions tended to show activity of the bacillus acne in acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and occasionally in ..."

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