ACNE. Introduction. One of the commonest skin conditions seen Easily diagnosed May affect mental and social well being Multiple therapeutic options require skill to treat Successful management requires tailormade treatment Affects more than 80% people at some point in their life.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous units, characterized by seborrhoea, formation of comedones, erythematous papules, pustules & less frequently by nodules, cysts and scarring.
These lead to formation of the microcomedone which is the precursor of all acne lesions
Azithromycin (pulse dosing)
13-cis- retinoic acid (Vitamin A derivative )
5-lipooxygenase inhibitors *