Systematic reviews on acne vulgaris
Do you struggle to find the latest evidence about major skin disorders and their treatments? If so our maps of systematic reviews are for you.
This page is a mapping by topic of systematic reviews on acne vulgaris (common acne) published since 1999 (the last search date of the 2001 AHRQ review Management of acne). The systematic reviews were found in the searches for our Annual Evidence Updates and CEBD Evidence Updates. Links are given to the PubMed abstract, or the original publication if not in PubMed.
It is important to appraise the quality of systematic reviews before applying to practice—we recommend the AMSTAR tool, which is very quick and easy to use.
We hope you find this resource helpful and welcome feedback.
Acne vulgaris (© Professor Hywel Williams)
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Epidemiology and aetiology
Diagnosis & evaluation
Disease impact & treatment cost-effectiveness
Dietary (for prevention)
Other topical treatments
Other oral antibiotics
Oral contraceptives & insulin-sensitising drugs
Dietary & supplements (for treatment)
Treatments for acne scars
Psychological & educational
Complementary & alternative therapies