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Adolescent Dermatology

  • Daniela Kroshinsky
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Abstract

Acne is one of the most common skin infections, affecting approximately 85% of people at some point during their lives. The lesions consist of open and closed comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules, pustules, cysts, and/or nodules over the face, chest, and/or back. Treatment is geared toward the type of lesions and presence of scarring.

Keywords

Benzoyl Peroxide Azelaic Acid Tinea Pedis Severe Acne Topical Retinoid 
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References and Additional Readings

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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