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comedo

[′kä·mə‚dō]
(medicine)
A collection of sebaceous material and keratin retained in the hair follicle and excretory duct of the sebaceous gland, whose surface is covered with a black dot caused by oxidation of sebum at the follicular orifice. Also known as blackhead.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At baseline mean number of comedones in group A and group B was 12.77+-4.01 and 11.80+-3.93, respectively (p=0.350).
"Low-dose isotretinoin effectively controlled papule and pustule acne lesions, whereas use of 1,550-nm Er:glass NAFL may significantly reduce the number of comedones and improve boxcar atrophic scars," the authors wrote.
* Grade 2- Comedones, papules and occasional pustules.
On full-skin exam she had numerous comedones symmetrically distributed around the perianus at the anal verge.
Global Acne Grade Score Grade 0 None 1-18 Mild 19-30 Moderate 31-38 Severe [greater than or equal to]39 Very severe Non-inflammatory lesions (comedones) and inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules, and nodules) were counted at 0, 12, and 24 weeks.
Intense pain occurred 1-week after lesion disappeared and new lesions of comedones erupted thereafter.
The resulting skin lesions can be either comedones or inflammatory in nature.
Comedone was not observed in papulopustular rosacea patients but occurred in 51.7% acne vulgaris patients.
La hiperqueratosis folicular puede dar como resultado una abertura exagerada del foliculo y la formacion de comedones. La alopecia puede ser severa y diseminada, con escasa evidencia de inflamacion.
But in case of acne the cells become trapped inside the pore and we see them as the blackheads and whiteheads (comedones).
THE MAIN SPOT TYPES COMEDONES THESE are follicles clogged with oil and dead skin cells and they can develop into whiteheads and blackheads.
COMEDONES These are follicles clogged with oil and dead skin cells which can develop into whiteheads and blackheads.