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By Brant Smith and
Mikal Bowman
Acne is the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous
glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized
by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among
The cause of Acne is
unknown. Although,
doctors believe it is
caused from an
increase in hormones.
Common symptoms of acne are lesions on the
skin commonly called pimples or zits.
Common treatments of acne
usually include over-the-counter
medicines or a variety of topical
ointments with ingredients like
benzoyl peroxide.
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown
color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white
patches that feel like normal skin.
The Cause of Vitiligo
is not known, but
doctors believe
people inherit a
group of 3 genes that
make them
susceptable to
Vitiligo is
characterized by
common a focal
pattern limited to one
or only a few areas.
The focal pattern has
segmental patches
that develop on one
side of the body, and
occurs symmetrically
on the other side.
• Harlequin Icthyosis is the most severe form of
congenital ichthyosis. It is characterized by a
thickening in the keratin layer in fetal human
Icthyosis is
caused by a
genetic mutation
in the skin cells.
Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin
covering most of their bodies. The skin forms large, diamond shaped
plates that are separated by deep cracks. The ears and nose are poorly
developed or not there, and the eyelids are inverted.
The most notable treatment of Harlequin
Icthyosis is the drug Isotetrinoin, although the
person that lived the longest with this disease
was 26.