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Vol. 206, No. 1, 2003
Issue release date: 2003
Dermatology 2003;206:7–10
(DOI:10.1159/000067817)

Epidemiology of Acne

Dreno B. · Poli F.
aDepartment of Dermatology, Hospital Hotel Dieu, Nantes, and bDepartment of Dermatology, Hospital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France

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  13. Poli F, Dreno B, Verschoore M: An epidemiological study of acne in female adults: Results of a survey conducted in France. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2001;15:541–545.


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