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Acne vulgaris: Diagnosis and management


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INTRODUCTION

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting mainly the face, back, and less commonly, chest. It is characterised by blockage and inflammation of the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, and presents with comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pustules. Acne is associated with significant psychological problems including an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Treatment is usually with topical agents but in severe cases, specialist referral will be needed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module you will have a better understanding of:

  • How to diagnose acne vulgaris.
  • How to treat acne vulgaris.
  • When to refer people to secondary care.
  • What follow-up is required.
  • What information and advice to provide people with acne vulgaris.

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLE 

Practice in pictures - Acne Dr Mike Wyndham
 
This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.
Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.