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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0702166

NCI Thesaurus Code: C27195  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Disease or Syndrome

NCIt Definition: An inflammatory process of the sebaceous glands which is characterized by comedones, nodules, papules and/or pustules on the skin.

HPO Definition: A skin condition in which there is an increase in sebum secretion by the pilosebaceous apparatus associated with open comedones (blackheads), closed comedones (whiteheads), and pustular nodules (papules, pustules, and cysts). [HPO:probinson]

MEDLINEPLUS Definition: 

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.

No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.

If you have acne

  • Clean your skin gently
  • Try not to touch your skin
  • Avoid the sun

Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

NICHD Definition: An inflammatory process of the sebaceous glands which is characterized by comedones, nodules, papules and/or pustules on the skin.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A disorder of the skin in which oil glands and hair glands become inflamed.

CSP Definition: chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous apparatus marked by an increase in sebum secretions causing lesions most frequently occurring on the face, chest, and back; the inflamed glands may form small pink papules, which sometimes surround comedones so that they have black centers (blackheads), or form pustules or cysts (whiteheads).

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Acne (disorder)
Acne NOS
Acne Vulgaris
Acne, unspecified
Acnes
acne
Zits

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C27195 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000020002 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
Contributing_Source MedDRA NCI
Contributing_Source NICHD NCI
CTV3ID X50A4 SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_CREATED 08/26/1999 MEDLINEPLUS
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2716-6824 CSP
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
EXCLUDES2 acne keloid (L73.0) ICD10CM
IAN DEFAULT ICD10
IPX L70 ICPC
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
MP_HEALTH_TOPIC_URL https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/acne.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Arabic https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/acne.html#Arabic MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Chinese - Traditional https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/acne.html#Chinese - Traditional MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Korean https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/acne.html#Korean MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Spanish https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/acne.html MEDLINEPLUS
MP_OTHER_LANGUAGE_URL Vietnamese https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/acne.html#Vietnamese MEDLINEPLUS
MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov/ MEDLINEPLUS
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Acne NCI
ORDER_NO 14263 ICD10CM
ORDER_NO 14271 ICD10CM
PRIMARY_PATH 10000496$10000497$10040798$10040785$Acne$Acnes$Skin appendage conditions$Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders MDR
PRIMARY_SOC 10040785 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 10.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 11.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 12.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 13.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.0 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 14.1 MDR
PT_IN_VERSION 15.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 16.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 17.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 18.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 19.0 MDR
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PT_IN_VERSION 9.0 MDR
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SID HP:0005596 HPO
SNOMEDID D0-51100 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
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SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPRULE~TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 447562003~MAPTARGET~L70.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~CORRELATIONID~447561005 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~ALWAYS L70.9 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPADVICE~IF AGE AT ONSET OF CLINICAL FINDING BEFORE 1.0 YEAR CHOOSE L70.4 | DESCENDANTS NOT EXHAUSTIVELY MAPPED | MAP OF SOURCE CONCEPT IS CONTEXT DEPENDENT SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447637006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPCATEGORYID~447639009 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPGROUP~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~1 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPPRIORITY~2 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~IFA 445518008 | Age at onset of clinical finding (observable entity) | < 1.0 year SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPRULE~OTHERWISE TRUE SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~L70.4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 6011000124106~MAPTARGET~L70.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~X50A4 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000498005~MAPTARGET~D0-51100 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US

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