Comedones

Definición

Son protuberancias cutáneas pequeñas, blancas, oscuras o de color carne que le dan a la piel una textura áspera. Estas protuberancias son causadas por el acné y se encuentran en la abertura de un folículo sebáceo (poro). 

Nombres alternativos

Protuberancias de la piel similares al acné; Protuberancias cutáneas similares al acné

Figures

Acné vista de cerca de lesiones pustulosasEspinillas (comedones)Primer plano de las espinillas (comedones)Acné quístico en el pechoAcné quístico en el rostroAcné vulgar en la espaldaAcné vista de cerca de los quistes en la espaldaAcné quístico en la espalda

Referencias

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

Revision

Last reviewed 11/14/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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