Acne vulgaris: a disease of Western civilization.

  title={Acne vulgaris: a disease of Western civilization.},
  author={Loren Cordain and Staffan Lindeberg and Magdalena Hurtado and Kim Hill and S. Boyd Eaton and Jennie P Brand-Miller},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={138 12},
BACKGROUND In westernized societies, acne vulgaris is a nearly universal skin disease afflicting 79% to 95% of the adolescent population. In men and women older than 25 years, 40% to 54% have some degree of facial acne, and clinical facial acne persists into middle age in 12% of women and 3% of men. Epidemiological evidence suggests that acne incidence rates are considerably lower in nonwesternized societies. Herein we report the prevalence of acne in 2 nonwesternized populations: the Kitavan… CONTINUE READING
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