Modern management of acneDescription
Acne vulgaris, an inflammatory skin condition with an estimated global prevalence of 9.4%, is the eighth most prevalent disease in the world. Although perceived as a disease of adolescence, it can persist - with women typically more affected than men - beyond the teenage years.
This module investigates the factors that contribute to acne, particularly the role of diet, and is an area of changing ideas with ongoing research that is of immediate clinical relevance.
- Follow current guidelines for the treatment of acne, based on expert consensus and advocate a combination of topical agents in mild to moderate cases and reserves the use of systemic therapies for moderate to severe or refractory cases
- Arrange early, effective treatment with systemic therapy when topical and general measures have failed