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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Feb;78(2 Suppl 1):S1-S23.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.078. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Practical management of acne for clinicians: An international consensus from the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne.

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1
Clinical and Transitional Science Research Education, Penn State Hershey Dermatology, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: dthiboutot@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.
2
Department of Dermato Cancerology, CHU Nantes - Place Alexis Ricordeau, Nantes, France; Unit of Gene and Cell Therapy, CHU Nantes - Place Alexis Ricordeau, Nantes, France; Faculty of Medicine Nantes France, CHU Nantes - Place Alexis Ricordeau, Nantes, France.
3
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
4
Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West, New York, New York.
5
Department of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases, First State Medical University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia.
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Dermatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Anna - University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.
8
Department of Dermatology, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Philippines.
9
Pantai Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
10
State of Sao Paulo Workers' Welfare Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
11
Dermatologie - Allergologie, Casablanca, Morocco.
12
National Skin Centre, Singapore.
13
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany.
14
Dermatology Department, University Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, México.
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Department of Dermatology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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Private practice, Santiago, Chile.
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University of Chile and Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
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Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
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MTA-SZTE Dermatological Research Group, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.
20
Kubba Clinic/Delhi Dermatology Group, New Delhi, India.
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Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Antwerp University of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium.
22
Harrogate and District National Health Science Foundation Trust, Harrogate, United Kingdom.
23
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Dermatology Department, Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.
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Department of Clinical Immunology, Allergology, and Dermatology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Department of Dermatology, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
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Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Allergologie, University Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany.
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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Division of Clinical Microbiology, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Medica Dermatologa, Clinica Las Americas, Medellin, Colombia.
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Clinica Dermatologica de Moragas Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
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Instituto de Biomedicina Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
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Central Sydney Dermatology, Sydney, Australia.
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Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
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Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Windsor, Canada.
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Dermatology Department, Hospital Juarez, Mexico City, México.
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Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Department of Dermatology, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Abstract

Scientific advances are continually improving the knowledge of acne and contributing to the refinement of treatment options; it is important for clinicians to regularly update their practice patterns to reflect current standards. The Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne is an international group of dermatologists with an interest in acne research and education that has been meeting regularly since 2001. As a group, we have continuously evaluated the literature on acne. This supplement focuses on providing relevant clinical guidance to health care practitioners managing patients with acne, with an emphasis on areas where the evidence base may be sparse or need interpretation for daily practice.

KEYWORDS:

acne vulgaris; adult acne; post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation; scar

PMID:
29127053
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.078
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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