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1st Edition

Acne Vulgaris

ISBN 9781841847078
Published March 21, 2011 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

The American Acne and Rosacea Society is dedicated to advancing the science related to acne and rosacea and to enhancing communication between those interested in these diseases. This text is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of acne, but rather to address major points of interest by acknowledged thought leaders in the field in the hope that it will lead to further research, discussion, and refinement of our concepts of both the pathogenesis and the treatment of acne.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Social and Scientific Aspects of Acne

Introduction: epidemiology, cost, and psychosocial implications

Whitney P. Bowe and Alan R. Shalita


Amanda M. Nelson and Diane M. Thiboutot

Innate immunity in the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris

Sheila Krishna, Christina Kim, and Jenny Kim


Carol Heughebaert and Alan R. Shalita


Thy Thy Do, Manisha Patel, and Sewon Kang

Part 2: Overview of Treatment Principles

Enhancing the success of acne therapy

Alan R. Shalita

The relationship between acne and diet

Whitney P. Bowe, Maria C. Kessides, and Alan R. Shalita

Overview of treatment principles for skin of color

Marcelyn K. Coley, Diane S. Berson, and Valerie D. Callender

Part 3: Topical Therapy

Topical retinoids

Andrea M. Hui and Alan R. Shalita

Topical antibiotics

James Q. Del Rosso

Combination therapy

Jennifer Villasenor, Diane S. Berson, and Daniela Kroshinsky

Part 4: Systemic Therapy

Oral antibiotics

James Q. Del Rosso

Clinical implications of antibiotic resistance: risk of systemic infection from Staphylococcus and Streptococcus

Whitney P. Bowe and James J. Leyden

Part 5: Isotretinoin


Michael G. Osofsky and John S. Strauss

Part 6: Hormonal Treatment

Hormonal treatment of acne in women

Jonette Keri, Diane S. Berson, and Diane M. Thiboutot

Part 7: Variants and Special Situations

Gram-negative folliculitis

Elizabeth Gaines, Alan R. Shalita, and Guy F. Webster

Acne fulminans

Morgan Rabach and Guy F. Webster

Drug and acneiform eruptions

Deeptej Singh, Alan R. Shalita, and Guy F. Webster

Acne in pregnancy

Tobechi L. Ebede and Diane S. Berson

Part 8: AARS Acne Treatment Guidelines

Acne in children

Caroline D. S. Piggott, Lawrence F. Eichenfield, and Anne W. Lucky

Treatment guidelines in adult women

Jennifer Villasenor, Diane S. Berson, and Daniela Kroshinsky

Part 9: Physical Modalities in Acne Treatment

Procedural treatments for acne

Whitney P. Bowe and Alan R. Shalita


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"This is a valuable addition to our acne armamentarium. It provides useful practical information in treating acne and enlightens us with the newest discoveries in the mechanisms of the disease. I found it more helpful than the usual books published on the subject."
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