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Common Dermatoses

  • Daniel J. Van Durme


Acne is the most common dermatologic condition presenting to the family physician’s office. It is usually found in patients between the ages of 12 and 25, with about 85% of teenagers affected.1 It can present with a wide range of severity and may be the source of significant emotional and psychological, as well as physical, scarring. As adolescents pass through puberty, and develop their self-image, the physical appearance of the skin can be critically important (see Chapters 22, 23). Despite many effective treatments for this disorder, patients (and their parents) often view acne as a normal part of development and do not seek treatment. The importance of early treatment to prevent the physical and emotional scars cannot be overemphasized.


Contact Dermatitis Benzoyl Peroxide Allergic Contact Dermatitis Chronic Urticaria Seborrheic Dermatitis 
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