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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

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A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: General Principles of Acne Management

General Principles of Acne Management The clinical subtype, severity, prior treatment, psychological impact, and presence of scarring should be considered for all patients with acne. The treatment of acne usually involves initial therapy followed b…

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Acne Vulgaris

Patient Handouts: Skin & Hair Care for Acne Patients (30 KB) How to use Topical Retinoid Medications (30 KB) Choosing A Sunscreen (31 KB)…

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

Treatment Mild to moderate acne First-line therapy (comedonal acne only): topical retinoid First-line therapy (mild inflammatory acne): topical retinoid alone, topical retinoid + topical antimicrobial Topical retinoids are considered first…

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Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

…itial Evaluation Determine the type, severity, and location of acne, and presence of scarring. Acne lesions Non-inflammatory (comedones) Inflammatory (papules-pustules-nodules) Scars (Keloidal scarring is present on the central chest…

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Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

Key Points Acne is a common condition affecting persons of almost all ages; it may begin as early as the neonatal period, and peaks between ages of 13-17. For some patients, acne will persist into the fourth or fifth decade of life. Acne is a chron…

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Acne Vulgaris: Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading Bhate K, Williams HC (2013) Epidemiology of acne vulgaris, BJD, 168:474-485. Del Rosso JQ, Kim G (2009) Optimizing use of oral antibiotics in acne vulgaris; Dermatol Clin, 27(1):33-42. James WD (2005) Clinical practice. Acne; N Eng…

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Acne Vulgaris: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Mild acne 17-year-old female patient First consultation Regular menses No previous acne treatment Mainly comedones and few inflammatory acne lesions on the face, sensitive skin Treatment Wash skin with non-soap contai…

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