Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions in children and
adolescents, there have not been standard guidelines for the management of
pediatric acne, and there is tremendous variation in acne treatment amongst
health care professionals. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorses the
American Acne and Rosacea Society’s first detailed, evidence-based clinical
guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne, “Evidence-Based Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Acne,” appearing in
the May 2013 issue of Pediatrics, published online on May 1, 2013.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000
primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and
pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and
well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more
information, visit www.aap.org.