A global perspective on the epidemiology of acne

  title={A global perspective on the epidemiology of acne},
  author={J.K.L. Tan and K Bhate},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  • J. TanK. Bhate
  • Published 19 June 2015
  • Biology
  • British Journal of Dermatology
Acne is estimated to affect 9·4% of the global population, making it the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that acne is most common in postpubescent teens, with boys most frequently affected, particularly with more severe forms of the disease. This paper aims to provide an update on the epidemiology of acne worldwide. Recent general and institutional studies from around the world have shown that the prevalence of acne is broadly consistent… 


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