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Nodulocystic Acne

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Updated June 16, 2014

Nodulocystic acne

Nodulocystic acne can occur on the face or body.

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Definition:

A severe form of acne characterized by the presence of inflammation, nodular breakouts and cysts.

Nodulocystic acne can be painful, and often leaves scarring. A dermatologist is needed to treat this form of acne, often with both topical and systemic medications.

Also Known As: Cystic acne, severe acne
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