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ARCE, Manuela; MAURENTE, Lucía; ACOSTA, Agustina  and  GARCIA, Loreley. Acne in adolescents: how to recognize it and treat it. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2023, vol.94, n.2, e308.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 0004-0584.

Acne is one of the most common chronic dermatological diseases and it is primarily observed in adolescents. It is one of the causes of frequent consultation, and despite the fact that Its initial detection and approach is that of the pediatrician, depending on the evolution and the types of acne, referral and treatment by a dermatologist will be required. It is a skin disease, inflammatory in nature and involving the pilosebaceous unit. It has a multifactorial etiology and it requires clinical diagnosis when typical lesions are found. Considering importance of adolescents’ image at this stage and the impact on their quality of life, early detection and treatment by the pediatrician are essential. There are increasing new therapeutic possibilities, which require health professionals to be updated. This review aims at showing an update of the subject and at providing updated information regarding the available treatments locally.

Keywords : Acne Vulgaris; Adolescent.

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