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Nurse Pract. 2013 Oct 10;38(10):22-31; quiz 32. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000434089.88606.70.

Acne vulgaris: A review of causes and treatment options.

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Danielle Well is a nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology at Rockville Dermatology, P.C. Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Dr. Stuart R. Levine Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the sebaceous follicle. The cause is multifactorial, and both adolescents and adults can be affected. Acne is associated with a significant financial burden and considerable psychological distress. Treatment options are reviewed, including over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and in-office procedures.

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