Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial condition that can be approached with different medication regimens based on type of acne, location, severity, patient history of dry or oily skin, psychosocial distress caused by the acne, feasibility of management and provider comfort in managing the condition. To best support patients, it is imperative that clinicians understand the pathophysiology of acne to guide management and that they have an understanding of the various medication regimens and combinations available. This chapter is written to help guide clinicians in the management of acne vulgaris through discussion of epidemiology, pathophysiology, classification of acne and various medication regimens recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, in conjunction with the American Acne and Rosacea Society and the American Academy of Dermatology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health, First Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2023|
- Propionibacterium acnes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)