A nurse is assessing the skin of a patient with acne vulgaris. Which of the following primary lesions should the nurse expect to find?


• Primary lesions present with acne include papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts

• Papules are solid elevated lesions not containing fluid.  Pustules are small elevated lesion containing pus.  Nodules are small palpable, firm lesions.  Cysts are raised, encapsulated lesions filled with fluid

• Macules are flat areas of altered color or texture, such as a freckle

• Bullas are blisters

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