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Incidence of acne vulgaris in patients with infantile acne.

PMID: 2146050  

A group of patients who attended dermatology clinics in Northern Ireland between 1960 and 1970 with a diagnosis of infantile acne was compared with a similar age-matched control group of 160 medical students. The severity of the acne was judged according to the form of treatment required–topical treatment, systemic antibiotics or isotretinoin. The statistical power of this study is limited but there appears to be a trend towards higher incidence and greater severity of acne vulgaris in teenage years in patients with a history of infantile acne compared to their peers.

Chew EW,  Bingham A,  Burrows D


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