A case report on adult onset acne
AbstractAdult onset acne (AOA) is known as the, “a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous units, occurring at the age over 25 years.” The disease clinically presents itself in the form of comedones, papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules on the lower part of the face, chin and jaw line. Acne can be classified into two types; persistent and late onset acne.The disease is usually mild to moderate in severity. The differential diagnosis involved in such cases includes AOA, cosmetic acne, pomade acne, perioral dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis. One of the major goals in the treatment for adult acne in women is the reduction of sebum production.Case presentationThe present case is of a 28-year old woman suffering from acne since the age of 15 years. She presented with complaints of painful acneiform eruptions, especially on the lower third of her face. Ther...
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