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Artwork of section through skin with acne

Artwork of section through skin with acne

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JOHN BAVOSI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN BAVOSI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Acne. Artwork showing a section through human skin with acne. This is a skin disorder in which the sebaceous glands and hair follicles become inflamed. A hair (brown, at centre) can be seen within a pit called a follicle. On either side of the hair are globular sebaceous glands which produce oily sebum (yellow). In this case sebum has blocked the follicle and allowed bacteria to multiply causing inflammation and a blackhead (comedone) pustule. The most common form of acne is acne vulgaris which mainly affects adolescents. Treatment is with antibiotic drugs and ultraviolet light.

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