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Acne and Obesity: A Nationwide Study of 600,404 Adolescents.

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Summary of "Acne and Obesity: A Nationwide Study of 600,404 Adolescents."

The association between body mass index (BMI) and acne is unclear.

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Name: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
ISSN: 1097-6787
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BODY MASS INDEX in children (ages 2-12) and in adolescents (ages 13-18) that is grossly above the recommended cut-off for a specific age and sex. For infants less than 2 years of age, obesity is determined based on standard weight-for-length percentile measures.

Severe and chronic form of acne characterized by large, burrowing abscesses associated with disfigurement.

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Visible efflorescent lesions of the skin caused by acne or resembling acne. (Dorland, 28th ed, p18, 575)

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