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The epidemiology of acne vulgaris in late adolescence.
Adolesc Health Med Ther 2016; 7:13-25AH

Abstract

IMPORTANCE

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition affecting late adolescents across the globe. Although prior studies have evaluated epidemiologic patterns of acne vulgaris in various ethnicities and regions, adequate understanding of the worldwide burden of the disease associated with patients in their late adolescence (15-19-year olds) remains lacking.

OBJECTIVE

To assess the global burden of the disease associated with acne vulgaris for late adolescents (15-19-year olds) and provide an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for acne in this population.

DESIGN

Database summary study.

SETTING

Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 database.

PARTICIPANTS

Global Burden of Disease regions comprised countries with prevalence of acne vulgaris between the ages of 15 and 19 years.

MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES

Geographic region-level disability-adjusted life year rates (per 100,000 persons) associated with acne vulgaris in years 1990 through 2010. Median percentage change in disability-adjusted life year rates was estimated for each region across the specified study period.

CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE

Acne vulgaris-associated disease burden exhibits global distribution and has continued to grow in prevalence over time within this population. This continued growth suggests an unmet dermatologic need worldwide for this disorder and potential opportunities for improved access and delivery of dermatologic care. Our analysis of the literature reveals numerous opportunities for enhanced patient care. To that end, we highlight some of the effective and promising treatments currently available and address important factors, such as sex, nationality, genetics, pathophysiology, and diet, as they relate to acne vulgaris in late adolescence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; Dermatology Service, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO, USA.Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA; Dermatology Service, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO, USA; Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26955297

Citation

Lynn, Darren D., et al. "The Epidemiology of Acne Vulgaris in Late Adolescence." Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, vol. 7, 2016, pp. 13-25.
Lynn DD, Umari T, Dunnick CA, et al. The epidemiology of acne vulgaris in late adolescence. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2016;7:13-25.
Lynn, D. D., Umari, T., Dunnick, C. A., & Dellavalle, R. P. (2016). The epidemiology of acne vulgaris in late adolescence. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, 7, pp. 13-25. doi:10.2147/AHMT.S55832.
Lynn DD, et al. The Epidemiology of Acne Vulgaris in Late Adolescence. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2016;7:13-25. PubMed PMID: 26955297.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The epidemiology of acne vulgaris in late adolescence. AU - Lynn,Darren D, AU - Umari,Tamara, AU - Dunnick,Cory A, AU - Dellavalle,Robert P, Y1 - 2016/01/19/ PY - 2016/3/9/entrez PY - 2016/3/10/pubmed PY - 2016/3/10/medline KW - GBD KW - diet KW - epidemiology KW - hormones KW - review SP - 13 EP - 25 JF - Adolescent health, medicine and therapeutics JO - Adolesc Health Med Ther VL - 7 N2 - IMPORTANCE: Acne vulgaris is the most common skin condition affecting late adolescents across the globe. Although prior studies have evaluated epidemiologic patterns of acne vulgaris in various ethnicities and regions, adequate understanding of the worldwide burden of the disease associated with patients in their late adolescence (15-19-year olds) remains lacking. OBJECTIVE: To assess the global burden of the disease associated with acne vulgaris for late adolescents (15-19-year olds) and provide an overview of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment options for acne in this population. DESIGN: Database summary study. SETTING: Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 database. PARTICIPANTS: Global Burden of Disease regions comprised countries with prevalence of acne vulgaris between the ages of 15 and 19 years. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Geographic region-level disability-adjusted life year rates (per 100,000 persons) associated with acne vulgaris in years 1990 through 2010. Median percentage change in disability-adjusted life year rates was estimated for each region across the specified study period. CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Acne vulgaris-associated disease burden exhibits global distribution and has continued to grow in prevalence over time within this population. This continued growth suggests an unmet dermatologic need worldwide for this disorder and potential opportunities for improved access and delivery of dermatologic care. Our analysis of the literature reveals numerous opportunities for enhanced patient care. To that end, we highlight some of the effective and promising treatments currently available and address important factors, such as sex, nationality, genetics, pathophysiology, and diet, as they relate to acne vulgaris in late adolescence. SN - 1179-318X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26955297/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S55832 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -