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Diane Thiboutot, Harald Gollnick, Vincenzo Bettoli, Brigitte Dréno, Sewon Kang, James J Leyden, Alan R Shalita, Vicente Torres Lozada, Diane Berson, Andrew Finlay, Chee Leok Goh, María Isabel Herane, Ana Kaminsky, Raj Kubba, Alison Layton, Yoshiki Miyachi, Montserrat Perez, Jaime Piquero Martin, Marcia Ramos-E-Silva, Jo Ann See, Neil Shear, John Wolf
The Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne published recommendations for the management of acne as a supplement to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2003. The recommendations incorporated evidence-based strategies when possible and the collective clinical experience of the group when evidence was lacking. This update reviews new information about acne pathophysiology and treatment-such as lasers and light therapy-and relevant topics where published data were sparse in 2003 but are now available including combination therapy, revision of acne scarring, and maintenance therapy...
May 2009: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
K Bhate, H C Williams
Despite acne being an almost universal condition in younger people, relatively little is known about its epidemiology. We sought to review what is known about the distribution and causes of acne by conducting a systematic review of relevant epidemiological studies. We searched Medline and Embase to the end of November 2011. The role of Propionibacterium acnes in pathogenesis is unclear: antibiotics have a direct antimicrobial as well as an anti-inflammatory effect. Moderate-to-severe acne affects around 20% of young people and severity correlates with pubertal maturity...
March 2013: British Journal of Dermatology
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