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K. Bhate and H.C. Williams Epidemiology of acne vulgaris British Journal of Dermatology 168

Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12149

What’s already known about this topic?

  •  Acne is a common disease affecting all to a degree, manifesting in adolescence with significant psychosocial and socioeconomic consequences.

What does this study add?

  •  This review elucidates the risk factors for the development of and severity of acne vulgaris leading to improved understanding.
  •  We highlight the need for universal outcome measures and important areas such as the natural history of acne and relationship between foodstuffs and acne where more high-quality studies would be valuable.

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