The Management of Acne Vulgaris in Pregnancy

  title={The Management of Acne Vulgaris in Pregnancy},
  author={Fiona Meredith and Anthony D Ormerod},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
Acne vulgaris is a common condition in adolescence and also for many women of childbearing age. The management of acne in pregnancy is complicated by the lack of clinical studies and pharmacokinetic data in this patient population and safety concerns regarding retinoid use in pregnancy. Of primary concern to both patients and clinicians is the safety profile of medications used during pregnancy. This review seeks to clarify what management options are available to treat acne during pregnancy… 

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  • J. Zeichner
  • Medicine, Biology
    Archives of dermatology
  • 2011
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