Classification of acne: An Ibero-Latin American consensus, 2014 Article

Kaminsky, A, Florez-White, M, Arias, MI et al. (2015). Classification of acne: An Ibero-Latin American consensus, 2014 . 43(1), 18-23.

cited authors

  • Kaminsky, A; Florez-White, M; Arias, MI; Bagatin, E; Adame Miranda, G; Alves, G; Arias, MI; Barona, MI; Bagatin, E; Cantillo, L; Cirigliano, M; Costantini, SE; Del Pino Flores, ME; Díez De Medina, JC; Del Solar, M; Fierro, L; Follador, I; Giansante, E; Guerra Tapia, A; Herane, MI; Molina, MT; Maciel, R; Madrigal, F; Massa, A; Naccha Torres, EM; Pérez, M; Piquero Martin, J; Polanco, M; Poletti, ED; Quintanilla, L; Ramos E Silva, M; Rondón Lugo, AJ; Santiago Pujol, D; Steiner, D; Terzian, LR; Troielli, P; Velázquez, X; Villanueva, C


  • Acne is the most common chronic skin disease among young people, and it is one of the most frequent causes of dermatological consultation. Many classifications of acne are known; some simple and others more complex and difficult to understand. The Ibero-Latin American Group on Acne Study (GILEA) -Chapter of acne, rosacea, and related conditions, from the Ibero-Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD)- is composed by renowned dermatologists, specialists in acne, from most countries of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Since its inception in 2004, the group has been working on a classification that seeks to associate the concepts of age, clinical form and severity, as well as a treatment algorithm based on this classification. The result was the first version that was published in 2012 in the second edition of Acné. Un enfoque global (Acne; a global approach), and the classification presented here is a new version (2014) with slight modifications over the previous consensus and the result of consultations among the members of GILEA. The authors consider that this classification will provide a new basis for addressing clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic studies. Nevertheless, like any other medical concept, it is open to future changes resulting from the advances in science.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015

start page

  • 18

end page

  • 23


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