What is the definition for SEVERE acne? I never had cysts or nodules only papules and pustules.

Old criteria. One set was either five cysts at once, or a hundred come fined or 125 total lesions. The decision to use isotretinoin is a judgement call made if conference with the patient.

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If I had many papules and pustules what kind of acne was that define? What defines cystic severe acne?

Why do you ask? Teresa, this is the 21st century and you should not have to suffer with this kind of acne. Exact definitions vary, but "many pustules", especially on a female, is an indication for the isotretinoin you're taking. I'm going to assume that a trial of topical agents and perhaps an antibiotic / spironolactone / the oral contraceptive pill failed. Read more...