Chapter 15. Acne Vulgaris

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Avanta P. Collier MD Dermatology Research Fellow1,
  2. Scott R. Freeman MD Dermatology Research Fellow1 and
  3. Robert P. Dellavalle MD, PhD, MSPH Associate Professor2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch15

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Collier, A. P., Freeman, S. R. and Dellavalle, R. P. (2008) Acne Vulgaris, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA

  2. 2

    Dermatology and Preventative Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • acne vulgaris - pervasive pilosebaceous follicles skin disease;
  • inflamed lesions (ILs) and noninflamed lesions (NILs);
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ);
  • intention-to-treat (ITT);
  • mild acne - open and closed comedones;
  • topical retinoids and local reactions;
  • antibiotic role in acne management;
  • combination therapy;
  • antibacterial washes in first-line mild acne management


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References