The management and treatment of acne
Kathy Radley Senior lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, and project co-ordinator, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Acne is a common skin condition. Acne lesions are classified by their clinical appearance as comedonal (non-inflamed), papulopustular, nodular and conglobate acne, and patients may present with a mixture of these. Evidence-based treatment relies on identifying the types of acne lesions. Effective nursing care includes supporting patients in using their treatments and understanding the psychosocial effects that acne can have on patients.
Primary Health Care. 25, 4, 34-41. doi: 10.7748/phc.25.4.34.e996Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 10 December 2014
Accepted: 13 January 2015