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11/8/2016
AAD Releases Latest Clinical Guidelines for Acne
About 50 million people in the US have acne and it affects 85% of all adolescents and about 12% of adult women. Although it is a benign condition, acne can have considerable morbidity, including pain and discomfort, permanent scarring, and depression and anxiety, resulting in poor self-esteem. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has updated its Guidelines of Care for the Management of Acne Vulgaris.
MD Edge Article

About 50 million people in the US have acne and it affects 85% of all adolescents and about 12% of adult women. Although it is a benign condition, acne can have considerable morbidity, including pain and discomfort, permanent scarring, and depression and anxiety, resulting in poor self-esteem. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has updated its Guidelines of Care for the Management of Acne Vulgaris. Some key recommendations:

Topical retinoids, the fundamental component of topical acne therapy, are recommended as monotherapy for comedonal acne or in combination with topical or oral antimicrobials in patients with mixed or primarily inflammatory acne.

Benzoyl peroxide is an effective topical acne treatment.

Topical antibiotic therapy is recommended only in combination with benzoyl peroxide.

Systemic antibiotic use is recommended for management of moderate and severe inflammatory acne and acne resistant to topical treatments.

Systemic antibiotic use should be limited to the shortest possible duration, typically 3 months; concomitant and ongoing topical therapy with benzoyl peroxide or a topical retinoid is recommended for maintenance.

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