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May 1979

An Acne Grading Method Using Photographic Standards

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From The Procter & Gamble Co, Miami Valley Laboratories, Cincinnati.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(5):571-575. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010050005003

A grading system for following the clinical course of acne was devised in which overall severity of acne is evaluated on a zero to eight scale anchored to photographic standards that illustrate grades 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8. Experience with use of this system in large-scale clinical trials has shown it to be useful and reliable. Photographs taken at each visit create a permanent and regradable record of each subject's clinical status throughout the course of treatment.

(Arch Dermatol 115:571-575, 1979)

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