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A comedo (plural comedones) is a plugged follicular orifice.
Skin lesions and conditions in which there are prominent comedones include:
Comedones in hidradenitis suppurativa
Discoid lupus erythematosus
Dermoscopy of seborrhoeic keratosis. Rectangles highlight comedones.
Multiheaded comedo cyst
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