Acne Diagnosis

  • Acne is diagnosied based on the appearance of the skin.
  • Normally tests are not required.
  • Doctor can make use of multiple grading scales system for diagnosing the severity of acne.
  • MULTIPLE G RADING SYSTEMS ARE:Leeds acne grading technique – It involves counting and categorizing lesions into inflammatory and non-inflammatory (ranges from 0–10).
  • Cook’s acne grading scale – Photographs are used to grade severity from 0-8, with 0 being the least severe and 8 being the most severe form of acne.
  • Pillsbury scale – Involves classification of the severity of the acne from 1 (least severe) to 4 (most severe).

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