Clinico-epidemiological study of Acne Vulgaris in Southern India

Mahadevi Patil, Jyoti Bendigeri


Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disease affecting the pilosebaceous follicle characterized by comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts and scars. This study constituted 120 patients and was conducted at Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology at Basaveshwar Teaching & General Hospital, attached to Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga during the period from September 2010 to August 2012. This study was aimed to find out and ascertain different clinical presentations of Acne vulgaris in both the sexes of various age groups. Higher incidence of Acne Vulgaris was seen in 16-20 years age group and females are more commonly affected. Duration of lesion was 1-2 years in majority of patients (35.9%). Face is the commonest area involved. Acne aggravates on using cosmetics, due to stress and also has seasonal variation too.


Acne Vulgaris, Epidemiology, Clinical presentation

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