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Definition of Cystic Acne


Updated June 16, 2014

Cystic Acne on the Back

Cystic Acne of the Back

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A severe form of acne characterized by intense redness and inflammation. Skin of cystic acne sufferers contains a large number of nodules and cysts. Cystic acne is very painful and often leaves scarring. A dermatologist must treat cystic acne.

Also Known As: Nodulocystic acne, severe acne

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