Guidelines of care for acne vulgaris management

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Apr;56(4):651-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2006.08.048. Epub 2007 Feb 5.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris / diagnosis*
  • Acne Vulgaris / therapy*
  • Administration, Topical
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diet
  • Disease Progression
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Male
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Dermatologic Agents