Skin lesion metrics: role of photography in acne

  title={Skin lesion metrics: role of photography in acne},
  author={Audris Chiang and Farhaan Hafeez and Howard I Maibach},
  journal={Journal of Dermatological Treatment},
  pages={100 - 105}
Accurate assessment of acne severity is essential for determining the appropriate treatment required. This paper reviews photographic methods for such assessment. Literature included met the following criteria: proposed photographic standards to assess acne, evaluated such standards, or offered photographic methods to improve visualization and assessment. Validity was evaluated by comparing given photographic grading methods to other methods, such as lesion counting. Many photographic standards… 

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