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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…

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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 Keloidalis Nuchae

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…

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Acne Vulgaris: 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 line treat…

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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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Bullous Pemphigoid: Overview

…may be used in patients who do not rapidly respond to systemic steroids or in patients in whom the use of systemic steroids is contraindicated. If the patient has complications or side effects from the prednisone, has persistent severe disease, or i…

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Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

…uire many months of immunosuppressive therapy, making systemic steroid monotherapy inappropriate. Instead, early in the treatment course, begin a steroid-sparing agent. First steps Treat with prednisone 60-80 mg/day Mycophenolate mofetil 2.0 g daily…

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Dermatomyositis: Overview

…and clinical signs of improvement in myositis occur. The total steroid dose then can be slowly decreased, with attempts made to adjust to a once-daily regimen. Systemic steroids are continued for 12-24 months to reduce the risk of relapse. DM often c…

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