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Fast Facts: Acne

By Vincenzo Bettoli,
Alison M Layton and
Diane Thiboutot

Published 2004

82 pages, 42 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-899541-73-7

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Acne is one of the most commonly presenting skin diseases and, in the majority of cases, patients can be helped enormously.

Successful treatment of this condition depends on the careful selection of the appropriate antiacne agent and management strategy to meet the needs of each individual patient. This can be a daunting prospect for the community physician and even the experienced dermatologist given the vast array of therapeutic options now available.

Fast Facts: Acne is for those in the front line of patient care. It offers a distillation of all that is pertinent to successful diagnosis and therapeutic management and recognises that individual patients have individual needs. 

  • Highlights the etiology of the disease and clinical presentations
  • Reviews the abundance of available treatment options, their modes of action and potential adverse affects
  • Covers careful patient evaluation to ensure correct antiacne agent selection and ongoing treatment plan
  • Develops patient compliance and confidence - essential for successful treatment
  • Reviews the merits and roles of new and developing antiacne agents in improved patient care
  • Summarizes key points at the end of each section; the facts lift easily from the page.

Contents

  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology and pathophysiology
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Clinical features of the various forms of acne
  • Topical therapy
  • Oral therapy
  • Physical treatments for acne and scarring
  • Designing an acne treatment plan
  • Future trends / areas of need
  • Useful resources

Reviews
‘This is an intriguing little book, appealing in many ways. ..It contains a wealth of useful information and is light and easy to use’. Medical Journal of Australia

‘Medical students and primary care physicians will find this introductory text on the clinical presentations and treatments for acne helpful. The discussions on treatment are easy to understand’. Doody’s Review

 

The authors

Vincenzo Bettoli

MD Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Ferrara, Italy


Alison M Layton

MB ChB MRCP Consultant Dermatologist, Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate, UK


Diane Thiboutot

MD Associate Professor of Dermatology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA


 

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