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Evaluation and treatment of acne from infancy to preadolescence

Authors

  • Shehla Admani,

    1. Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California
    2. University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
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  • Victoria R. Barrio

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    1. Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California
    2. University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Victoria R. Barrio, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, 8010 Frost Street, Suite 602, San Diego, CA 92123, or email: vbarrio@rchsd.org

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Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a common inflammatory skin condition affecting most individuals at some point during their lives. Although acne is more commonly seen in adolescents, it can be seen in younger patients as well. It can be useful to classify pediatric acne based on the age of presentation as infantile, mid-childhood, or preadolescent. We describe a practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of acne in each of these age groups.

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