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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

…s and young adults. Virtually every adolescent is affected by acne vulgaris, if only in a mild form. In adolescents and young adults it may persist for years, whereas in neonates it usually lasts for weeks or a few months. The most severe expressions…

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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 by…

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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

…s and young adults. Virtually every adolescent is affected by acne vulgaris, if only in a mild form. In adolescents and young adults it may persist for years, whereas in neonates it usually lasts for weeks or a few months. The most severe expressions…

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…erapy is first-line therapy indicated for nodular or scarring acne. Medication-induced acne Pitfalls Three external factors that trigger the acne must be avoided for therapy to be effective: comedogenic medications (steroids, psychiatric medications,…

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Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

…tial 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. The other three…

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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 chroni…

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Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

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

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Dermatomyositis: Overview

…nd 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 ca…

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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 Engl…

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