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Acne: Causes and Practical Management

Acne is a common condition, causing a great deal of distress and persisting into middle age in some cases.

This detailed exploration of the condition includes a description of the three types of acne – acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and acne inversa – and covers its pathophysiology and treatment, including preventive approaches. The book is in full colour and has more than 200 clinical images.

There is a particular focus on prevention and prophylaxis based on the latest findings in this area, which relate to diet, hormonal stimulants and a previously ignored pathogen.

The book is written by American dermatologist F William Danby, who has a passion for the subject and strong opinions about the effects of acne on the individual.

He covers some of the more controversial theories about the development and treatment of the condition, particularly concerning the role of diet and especially dairy products.

Acne: Causes and Practical Management is not a text that would be of use in everyday management of the condition, rather it is a reference book that would sit better in a specialist clinic or library.

It would be useful for specialist nurses in dermatology clinics, or nurses working in primary care with a special interest in dermatology.

In addition, the perspective, language and treatments are written for an American audience and as such are not always appropriate for the UK.

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