Use of complementary and alternative medicine among adults with skin disease: results from a national survey.

@article{Smith2009UseOC,
  title={Use of complementary and alternative medicine among adults with skin disease: results from a national survey.},
  author={Nana Smith and Daniel B. Shin and Jeremy Brauer and Jun Mao and Joel M. Gelfand},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={419-25}
}
BACKGROUND Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used for a variety of diseases in the United States. Limited population-based data exist on CAM use among patients with dermatologic conditions OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the extent and the nature of CAM use in the United States among people with skin problems. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey using the 2002 National Health Interview Survey and the Alternative Health Supplement. RESULTS Among those… CONTINUE READING

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