Toward evidence-based practice in acne: Consensus of an Asian Working Group

Flordeliz Abad-Casintahan, Steven K.W. Chow, Chee Leok Goh, Raj Kubba, Yoshiki Miyachi, Nopadon Noppakun, Joann See, Dae Hun Suh, Li Cheng Yang, Sewon Kang

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Abstract

Acne vulgaris is common throughout the world and often perceived by both patients and clinicians as an inconsequential disease of adolescence. In reality, however, acne is a chronic medical disease that lasts for years and causes a considerable impact on quality of life. Many patients with acne experience emotional problems due to their disease, which can lead to reduced social interactions and even a lower likelihood of employment. Little has been written specifically about acne in Asian patients in the English-language medical published work, perhaps due to an assumption that the management of acne is the same in all populations. A group of acne experts from nine Asian countries and the USA met to review and discuss acne care within the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on evidence-based medicine. This group developed a care algorithm using results of clinical trials as well as knowledge of practice patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1041-1048
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Volume38
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

Keywords

  • Asian skin
  • acne
  • management
  • oral antibiotics
  • topical retinoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Abad-Casintahan, F., Chow, S. K. W., Goh, C. L., Kubba, R., Miyachi, Y., Noppakun, N., See, J., Suh, D. H., Yang, L. C., & Kang, S. (2011). Toward evidence-based practice in acne: Consensus of an Asian Working Group. Journal of Dermatology, 38(11), 1041-1048. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1346-8138.2011.01266.x