Acne at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC), Tanzania. Clinical, social, and demografic characteristics of patients with focus on severity factors

U A Amani, J Mshana, S Kiprono, D Mavura, E J Masenga, S Cazzaniga, G Todd, H Beltraminelli
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Acne is a common dermatosis and is associated with a significant disease burden. Despite this, studies from Sub‐Saharan Africa are rare. However, the prevalence of acne vulgaris in developing countries is increasing, eventually due to the adoption of a western life style especially in urban areas.

We conducted an analytical, cross‐sectional, hospital‐based study between September 2012 and February 2013 (6 months) at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC) in Moshi, Tanzania. The clinical, social, and demographic characteristics of patients with acne were assessed. The study was approved by the KCMU‐CO Ethical Board.