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©2019 by Natividad Chen 

Editorial illustration of Acne Vulgaris Pathology

Pathology of Acne Vulgaris

Produced as part of a graduate pathology course, this two-page spread is designed to explain and visualize the pathology of acne vulgaris. The different stages of acne are depicted at both the gross and cellular scale. Since acne classifications are histologically distinct and sequential, I use tissue cubes to present the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease. Due to the prevalence of acne, I decided to feature information relevant to those suffering from acne, including acne treatment and misconceptions.

Audience: Educated lay audience

Clients:

Shelley Wall AOCAD, MScBMC, PhD

John Wong MD, FRCPC

Media: 

Adobe Photoshop CC

Adobe illustrator CC

Format: Print (magazine, 11x17 inches)

Date: December, 2017

Process Work

Preparatory Study: Tonal tissue landscape of the skin 

 Comprehensive sketch of the layout

References

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Keri, Jonette E. 2017. “Acne Vulgaris Professional Version.” http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/acne-and-related-disorders/acne-vulgaris.

 

Keri, Jonette E. 2017. “Acne Vulgaris Consumer Version.” http://www.msdmanuals.com/consumer/dermatologic-disorders/acne-and-related-disorders/acne-vulgaris.

 

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Kurokawa, Ichiro, F William Danby, Qiang Ju, Xiuli Wang, Leihong Flora Xiang, and Longqing Xia. 2009. “New Developments in Our Understanding of Acne Pathogenesis and Treatment,” no. 1: 821–32. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0625.2009.00890.x.

 

Raffa, Robert B., Scott M. Rawls, and Elena Portyansky Beyzarov. Netter’s Illustrated Pharmacology. New Jersey: Icon Learning Systems, 2005. 

 

Rasher, Gernot and Guinter Kahn. Atlas of Dermatology. Baltimore-Munich: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1978.

 

Tanghetti, Emil A. 2013. “The Role of Inflammation in the Pathology of Acne” 6 (9).

 

Williams, Hywel C, Robert P Dellavalle, and Sarah Garner. 2012. “Acne Vulgaris.” The Lancet 379 (9813). Elsevier Ltd: 361–72. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60321-8.