Chapter 10. Acne

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch10

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Acne, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • acne, condition of pilosebaceous gland;
  • sebum, lipids (triglycerides, waxes, free fatty acids and squalene) and debris of dead fat-producing cells;
  • acne pathogenesis;
  • follicular plugging;
  • open comedones (known as blackheads);
  • increased bacterial activity and resulting inflammation;
  • severity of acne at all ages and on all sites - influenced by genetic factors;
  • infantile acne unusual, occurring between 6 and 18 months;
  • BPO, product for management of mild to moderate acne;
  • serum lipid and liver function tests (LFTs) - needing monitoring

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is acne?

  • Who gets acne and distribution

  • Treatments

  • Psychological impact

  • Conclusion

  • References