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Skin / Nail Disorders

Acne

Acne explained

Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin condition that affects the hair follicles and the sebaceous glands below them.[1] Acne vulgaris is often referred to simply as 'acne'.

Acne has many causes, but a major factor is a type of bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes.[2]

Most people from Western industrialised countries develop acne to some degree at some point, most often around the time of puberty. The global variations in prevalence may be related to diet.[3]

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