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Acne scars in 18-year-old male adolescents: a population-based study of prevalence and associated factors

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2016
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Title
Acne scars in 18-year-old male adolescents: a population-based study of prevalence and associated factors
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2016
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164405
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Fernanda Tcatch Lauermann, Hiram Larangeira de Almeida Jr., Rodrigo Pereira Duquia, Paulo Ricardo Martins de Souza, Juliano de Avelar Breunig

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a pilosebaceous follicle disorder affecting over 85% of adolescents to some degree. It frequently causes psychological distress that may persist into adulthood due to scarring. Little information about post-acne scarring epidemiology is available. To describe prevalence, distribution patterns and associated factors of acne scarring in young males, drawing on a representative population sample from a southern Brazilian city. A cross-sectional study was undertaken during presentation for military service, which is compulsory for all 18-year-old males. A questionnaire was applied, covering topics like diet, smoking habits, ethnicity, family structure, socio-economic level, as well as specific questions about active acne and resulting scars. Dermatologists conducted the clinical examination. A total of 2,201 male adolescents were interviewed and examined. The overall prevalence of acne scarring was 22%. The malar region was the most frequently involved, present in 80% of affected individuals, followed by the frontal region (31.5%), back (17%), anterior chest (8.2%) and mentonian region (6.4%). Correlation between the intensity of clinical acne and the presence of scars was found, but no association was observed with educational level, smoking, ethnicity, obesity or socio-economic status. There is a high prevalence of acne scars among this population. This is the first study to ascertain a correlation between acne scarring and factors such as socio-economic status and educational level. The direct relation between acne severity and scarring indicates that prompt and effective treatment is the best way to reduce scarring.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 21%
Student > Postgraduate 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 10 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 13 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2021.
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#5,724,864
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Outputs from Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
#139
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#88,727
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Outputs of similar age from Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
#2
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