Acne, Pediatric

Reviewed 06/2017
 


Basics

Description

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin conditions in children and adolescents. It is a disorder of pilosebaceous units (PSUs). PSUs are found predominantly on the face, chest, ...

Diagnosis

History

  • Age of onset: Early or late onset of acne may indicate androgen excess.

  • Medications and supplement use (including some OCPs, progestin implants, depot medroxyprogesterone, steroids (to...

Treatment

  • Choose regimen based on previous therapies, cost, vehicle selection, regimen complexity, active scarring, and psychosocial impact.

  • Vehicle selection:

    • Creams and lotions less drying than gels a...

Ongoing Care

Patient Education

Complications

  • Scarrin...

Additional Reading

  • Eichenfield  LF, Krakowski  AC, Piggott  C, et al. Evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne. Pediatrics.  2013;131(Suppl 3):163–186. [Vi...

Codes

ICD09

  • 706.1 Other acne

  • 704.8 Other specified diseases of hair and hair follicles

ICD10

  • L70.9 Acne, unspecified

  • L70.4 Infantile acne

  • L70.0 Acne vulgaris

  • L73.8 Other specified follicular disorders

SNOMED

  • 1...

FAQ

  • Q: Can I modify my diet to improve my acne?

  • A: No. Specific dietary modifications are recommended, but there has been limited data that low glycemic diets may be correlated with improvement in acne...

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