Acne Update

This week’s expert:
Dr Philip Tong, Consultant Dermatologist; Trained Registrar, St Vincent’s Hospital; Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

Drawn from Dr David Lim’s interview with Dr Philip Tong on the Healthed Podcast, ‘Clinical Takeaway’.

– Acne vulgaris is characterised by four main features:

o Skin inflammation
o Excess sebum production
o Hyperkeratinisation
o Hyperproliferation of Cutibacterium acnes (formerly known as Propionibacterium acnes)

– When taking a history from a patient with acne include:
A history of the acne including time frame; family history; previous medications trialled for acne; other medications or supplements taken (that might have caused acne); any ...

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