How common is acne vulgaris?

Updated: Mar 26, 2019
  • Author: Jaggi Rao, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease in the United States; it affects an estimated 80% of Americans at some time during their lives. [7] Twenty percent have severe acne, which can result in permanent physical and mental scarring.

Medscape Drugs & Diseases articles on acne include Acne Conglobata,Acne Fulminans,Acne Keloidalis Nuchae, and Acneiform Eruptions. Also see the Medscape Acne Resource Center.

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