Acne vulgaris

Lance R. Nelson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health, First Edition
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128188736
ISBN (Print)9780128188729
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Acne
  • Antibiotic
  • Benzoyl
  • Classification
  • Comedones
  • Hyperkeratinization
  • Inflammatory
  • Isotretinoin
  • Management
  • Peroxide
  • Pilosebaceous
  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Retinoid
  • Sebum
  • Vulgaris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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