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Acne Vulgaris Evaluation
- Skin lesions:
- Usually located on the face, back or chest
- Red pimples
- Pimples filled with pus
- Skin redness around the lesions
- Skin cysts:
- Skin tenderness
Tests are not required to make the diagnosis of acne.
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PubMed Acne Vulgaris References
- James WD. Clinical practice. Acne. N Engl J Med. 2005 Apr 7;352(14):1463-72. 
- Magin P, Pond D, Smith W, Watson A. A systematic review of the evidence for 'myths and misconceptions' in acne management: diet, face-washing and sunlight. Fam Pract. 2005 Feb;22(1):62-70. 
- Marks R. Acne and its management beyond the age of 35 years. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2004;5(6):459-62.