Prevalence of acne in primary school children and the relationship of acne with pubertal maturation

Erdogan H., Altunay I. K., DEMİRCİOĞLU S.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.48, no.4, pp.182-186, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background and Design: Although acne vulgaris is generally regarded as a disease of adolescence period, it can occur in infancy, early childhood and prepubertal period. Acne may emerge as the first sign of pubertal maturation. In our study, we aimed to determine the acne prevalence in primary school children, then, evaluate the pubertal signs in those children; examine the correlation of the presence and severity of acne with pubertal signs, and finally, revise the concept of prepubertal acne.