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The age-old problem of acne.

DOI: j.ijwd.2016.11.002  PMCID: PMC5440448  PMID: 28560299  

Acne vulgaris is one of the top three most commonly encountered dermatological problems worldwide in both primary and secondary care. Acne diagnosis and treatment date back to ancient Greek and Egyptian times. This article explores acne through the ages and discusses past theories on etiology and treatment with particular focus on the discovery of retinoids and their impact on women’s health.

Mahmood NF,  Shipman AR

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