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1

common acne is called

acne vulgaris

2

chocolate and oils in high fatty foods are the cause of acne, t or f

false - still important to eat healthy diet

3

acne is found mostly at this age

16-18 years old

4

there is a hormonal relationship w/acne; particularly w/women - t or f

true

5

can cosmetics cause comedone production

yes - look for non-comedogenic makeup

6

open comedones are also known as

blackheads

7

where is acne most commonly found

face, upper chest, back and shoulders

8

closed comedones are also known as

whiteheads

9

trt for acne

topical retinoids (tretinoin/Retin-A) - first line of trt.
topical benzoyl peroxide
accutane

10

mild acne refers to how much of the face

25% of the face has papules and pustules - no cysts/nodules

11

moderate acne refers to how much of the face

50% of the face w/nodules but few scars

12

does severe acne have assoc. scarring

yes

13

why do we give retin-A at night

photo-sensitivity - skin is very sensitive to light
recommend sunscreen

14

what does benzoyl peroxide cause

bleaching (clothing)

15

what will be added to the treatment regimen for moderate acne

topical antibiotics

16

severe acne will trt with

oral antibiotics or accutane

17

what is the problem with accutane

increased liver enzymes; increased cholesterol
severe teratogenic including fetal demise
**suicidal ideation

18

what are the required steps to be placed on accutane trt?

2 pregnancy tests prior to start accutane
oral contraceptives
monthly pregnancy tests

19

popping zits causes scarring t or f

true