TITLE

Management of acne

AUTHOR(S)
Kraft, John; Freiman, Anatoli
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, pE430
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a practical approach to manage acne, an inflammatory disorder of pilosebaceous units that is common in adolescence. It states the effectiveness of combination therapy like retinoids and antibiotics. It mentions that topical therapies can treat patients with mild acne while those with moderate to severe acne requires systemic therapy. It also discusses the efficacy of hormonal agents in providing effective second-line acne treatment.
ACCESSION #
61411014

 

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