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FROM THE ACADEMY
This report reflects the best available data at the time the report was prepared, but caution should be exercised
in interpreting the data; the results of future studies may require alteration of the conclusions or
recommendations set forth in this report.
Guidelines of care for acne vulgaris management
Work Group: John S. Strauss, MD, Chair,a Daniel P. Krowchuk, MD,b James J. Leyden, MD,c
Anne W. Lucky, MD,d Alan R. Shalita, MD,e Elaine C. Siegfried, MD,f Diane M. Thiboutot, MD,g
Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD,c Karl A. Beutner, MD, PhD,h Carol K. Sieck, RN, MSN,i
and Reva Bhushan, PhDi
Iowa City, Iowa; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati,
Ohio; Brooklyn, New York; St Louis, Missouri; Hershey, Pennsylvania;
Palo Alto, California; and Schaumburg, Illinois
Disclaimer: Adherence to these guidelines will not ensure successful treatment in every situation.
Furthermore, these guidelines should not be deemed inclusive of all proper methods of care or exclusive of
other methods of care reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment regarding
the propriety of any specific therapy must be made by the physician and the patient in light of all the
circumstances presented by the individual patient.
From the Department of Dermatology, Roy J. and Lucille A.
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa Citya; the
Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology, Wake Forest
University School of Medicine, Brenner Children’s Hospital,
Winston-Salemb; the Department of Dermatology, University
of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphiac; the Division of Pediatric
Dermatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
and University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnatid;
the Department of Dermatology, State University of New York
Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyne; the Department of
Dermatology, St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louisf;