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Acne is a common chronic disorder affecting the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, in which there is expansion and blockage of the follicle and inflammation. 

Acne affects males and females of all races and ethnicities. It is prevalent in adolescents and young adults, with 85% of 16 to 18 year-olds affected. However, it may sometimes occur in children and adults of all ages.

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Causes of Acne

Acne is due to a combination of factors. The exact mechanisms are not fully understood.

  • Familial tendency

  • Endogenous and exogenous androgenic hormones

  • Acne bacteria

  • Innate immune activation with inflammatory mediators

  • Distension and occlusion of the hair follicles

Acne Treatment

​Some treatment options are listed:


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