Comedones are small, flesh-colored, white, or dark bumps that give skin a rough texture. The bumps are caused by acne and found at the opening of a sebaceous follicle (pore). See:
Skin bumps - acne-like; Acne-like skin bumps
Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed.
Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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