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Acne Vulgaris

"Acne Vulgaris" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A chronic disorder of the pilosebaceous apparatus associated with an increase in sebum secretion. It is characterized by open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), and pustular nodules. The cause is unknown, but heredity and age are predisposing factors.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Acne Vulgaris" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Acne Vulgaris" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 119 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2015
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