How is nodulocystic acne vulgaris characterized?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Nodulocystic acne is characterized by comedones, inflammatory lesions, and large nodules greater than 5 mm in diameter. Scarring is often evident. Note the image below.

Acne, grade IV; multiple open comedones, closed co Acne, grade IV; multiple open comedones, closed comedones, and papulopustules, plus cysts.

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