Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Dermatology. 1998;196(1):95-7.

A review of infantile and pediatric acne.

Author information

  • 1Dermatology Associates of Cincinnati Inc., OH, USA.


Acne occurs primarily in the first year of life and at puberty. Neonatal and infantile acne may reflect the relatively high androgens from the adrenal in girls and the adrenal and testes in boys characteristic of this age. Early in puberty, acne in boys and girls is primarily comedonal and midfacial. The best predictors of severe acne are early onset of comedones and serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate. Early recognition and therapy of acne may prevent scarring and psychological stress.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk