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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 2 N2

Systemic treatments for acne: ‘Spot’ the difference


Acne vulgaris is a common chronic inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous ducts which can cause significant psychological distress. The majority of patients are seen and treated in primary care. This article reviews the different systemic therapies currently available for acne in both primary and secondary care. We outline the indications for use, duration of treatment and side effects of commonly used oral agents. Criteria requiring referral to specialist dermatological care are discussed.

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  • Authors: A Mitra & S Walton
  • Keywords: Acne; systemic treatment; isotretinoin
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