How is the treatment of acne vulgaris directed?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Treatment of acne vulgaris should be directed toward the known pathogenic factors, including follicular hyperproliferation, excess sebum, C acnes (formerly P acnes), and inflammation. The most appropriate treatment is based on the grade and severity of the acne.


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