Practical Considerations in Acne Treatment and the Clinical Impact of Topical Combination Therapy
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2008
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Special Issue: Practical Considerations in Acne Treatment and the Clinical Impact of Topical Combination Therapy
Volume 25, Issue Supplement s1, pages 1–14, June 2008
How to Cite
Krakowski, A. C., Stendardo, S. and Eichenfield, L. F. (2008), Practical Considerations in Acne Treatment and the Clinical Impact of Topical Combination Therapy. Pediatric Dermatology, 25: 1–14. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00667.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2008
Abstract: Acne vulgaris is a highly prevalent, multifactorial disease process affecting the pilosebaceous units of the dermis. The effects of acne are profound both physically and psychosocially across all age groups and ethnicities; therefore, prompt recognition and appropriate treatment are critical. Pharmacotherapeutic approaches range from simple monotherapy to multimodal treatments with a variety of topical and systemic agents. Optimal patient outcomes in acne management, however, are based both on treatment efficacy as well as overall patient satisfaction. In an effort to comprehensively address these key clinical considerations in acne management, we examine the diverse nature of acne patients, the factors in optimizing treatment outcomes, and the clinical impact of current medications, particularly topical combination therapy.