Epidemiology of acne vulgaris

  title={Epidemiology of acne vulgaris},
  author={K Bhate and H C Williams},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
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… 

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