Wed January 19, 2011 By: Krishna Sowmya

mam as all we know acne is an acute disease but for few people it lasts for a long period of time,so why dont we call acne as an chronic disease as it last for a long period of time

Expert Reply
Thu January 20, 2011

Dear student,

Acne is said be acute if it gets cured quickly. But in certain individuls acne proves to be chronic since it remains for a long time. Acne can be a devastating disease for the patient, since it manifests on visible body parts and in children near puberty, who are vulnerable both socially and psychologically. Most typically, acne is a condition that continuously changes in its distribution and severity. Usually, acne treatment is necessary for many months and sometimes years. Despite treatment, acne may cause scarring and associated negative psychological effects.


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