Acne: Epidemiology, motivation and treatment

M. Vignini, C. Pelfini

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Epidemiological and clinical data on Acne vulgaris have been collected during three nationwide inquiries carried out by means of questionnaires sent to general practitioners, gynaecologists and dermatologists. The aim of this study is to compare the data coming from the three different inquiries and concerning sex, age, profession and grading of acne lesions. The picture of the patients suffering from acne we obtained appears to be the most reliable till now in the dermatological literature. In particular, when referred to one specialists rather than to others the desire of treatment appears to be related to age and to acne severity: patients above 17 years mostly ask for a dermatological consultation: girls below 30 years for a gynaecological one. Finally, dermatologists usually have under treatment patients suffering from mild or severe acne rather than from moderate acne.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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