A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection. (noun)
A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition. (noun)
Examples of word acne
Acne artificialis is a term applied to an acne or acne-like eruption produced by the ingestion of certain drugs, as the bromides and iodides, and by the external use of tar; this is also called _tar acne_.
The latter is frequently associated with acne (_acne rosacea_).
Blocking up of the outlet of the sebaceous gland (comedo), which is usually the beginning of an acne lesion, may cause a moderate degree of hyperæmia and inflammation, and a slight elevation, with a central yellowish or blackish point results -- the lesion of _acne punctata_; if the inflammation is of a higher grade or progresses, the elevation is reddened and more prominent -- _acne papulosa_; if the inflammatory action continues, the interior or central portion of the papule suppurates and
The term acne itself describes the constant reddening and swelling of the skin that does occur mainly on the face, chest, back and shoulders.
Diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute disorders with special interest in acne, atopic eczema, vascular malformations and port wine stains.