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4. Picture of Acne Vulgaris Nodulocystic

Picture of Acne Vulgaris Nodulocystic
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

This photo depicts pustules, cysts, and inflammatory nodules characteristic of acne vulgaris nodulocystic. The 23-year-old patient failed both oral and topical treatment. She has scars from the severe acne lesions. The photo on the right shows the same patient after undergoing a 4-month long course of oral isotretinoin, 1 mg/kg. Treatment was successful and led to a remission.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Text Reference: Indian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 56, 2011: "Acne Vulgaris Treatment: The Current Scenario"

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