Acne vulgaris in teenagers.

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Date: Aug. 2021
From: Contemporary Pediatrics(Vol. 38, Issue 8)
Publisher: Intellisphere, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 458 words
Lexile Measure: 1280L

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Approximately 85% of teenagers are affected by acne vulgaris at some point; up to 20% may develop facial scarring, which can be severe and permanent. Acne can also lead to psychological distress, lower self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression. (1-4)

For these reasons, acne vulgaris should be treated promptly; in this article, we will discuss the condition in patients aged 13 to 19 years.

(1) What causes acne vulgaris?

This inflammatory skin condition, which appears most commonly on the face (but can also affect the chest, shoulders, and upper back), often occurs because of a blockage of the pilosebaceous unit, increased sebum production, altered keratinization, and increased colonization of Cutibacterium acnes.

(2) Are there common triggers and...

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