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7. Picture of Cystic Acne

Picture of Cystic Acne
Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology; Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos; Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.


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Cystic acne is a type of abscess that is formed when oil ducts become clogged and infected. Cystic acne affects deeper skin tissue than the more superficial inflammation from common acne. Cystic acne is most common on the face and typically occurs in the teenage years.

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD on August 11, 2008

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Text: "Boils", MedicineNet

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