Status report from the American Acne & Rosacea Society on medical management of acne in adult women, part 1: Overview, clinical characteristics, and laboratory evaluation

James Q. Del Rosso, Julie C. Harper, Emmy M. Graber, Diane Thiboutot, Nanette B. Silverberg, Dawn Zhang Eichenfield, Lawrence F. Eichenfield

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Abstract

Acne presenting in adult women is commonly encountered in clinical practice. Many affected women have had acne during their teenaged years, have tried several therapies in the past, and are seeking effective treatment. Others are frustrated by the inexplicable emergence of acne as an adult when they never had it as a teenager. Both groups seek an explanation of why they have acne, are often psychosocially affected by its effects on appearance and self-esteem, and all are wanting effective and safe treatment. Clinicians are encouraged to connect favorably with each patient through careful history and physical examination and to consider underlying causes of androgen excess. Practical approaches to examination and laboratory evaluation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-241
Number of pages6
JournalCutis
Volume96
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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