Fast Five Quiz: Acne Practice Essentials

William James, MD


January 15, 2020

Acne is a common chronic skin disease involving blockage and/or inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland). It can present as noninflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions, or a mixture of both, affecting mostly the face but also the back and chest. Acne is estimated to affect 9.4% of the worldwide population, which makes it among the top 10 most prevalent diseases.

Acne can cause long-lasting and detrimental psychosocial and physical effects, and has been associated with depression and anxiety. Do you know key aspects of this common condition, as well as key recommendations for treatment? Test yourself with this short quiz.


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