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4. Picture of Acne Vulgaris Nodulocystic

Picture of Acne Vulgaris Nodulocystic
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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Inflammatory nodules, cysts, and pustules (left). Ruptured cysts have coalesced and have led to painful disfiguring inflammatory nodules. This 23-year-old female was resistant to oral and topical treatment and has developed some scarring. The photograph on the right exhibits a remarkable remission of the disfiguring acne following a course of oral isotretinoin, 1 mg/kg, over a period of 4 months.

Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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