A practical approach to the treatment of acne vulgaris
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A practical approach to the treatment of acne vulgaris

Isabel Lavers Dermatology nurse specialist, Galderma UK, Watford, and Dermatology Department, Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust
Molly Courtenay Professor of clinical practice, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford

This article aims to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and treat acne vulgaris. The article discusses the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the condition and uses a case study to highlight common issues. It emphasises the importance of the four pathogenic factors in formulating a management plan for the patient with acne. Treatments are explored in a holistic approach to the nursing care of a patient with acne.

Nursing Standard. 25, 19, 55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.



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