The American Acne and Rosacea Society is dedicated to advancing the science related to acne and rosacea and to enhancing communication between those interested in these diseases. This text is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of acne, but rather to address major points of interest by acknowledged thought leaders in the field in the hope that it will lead to further research, discussion, and refinement of our concepts of both the pathogenesis and the treatment of acne.
Part 1: Social and Scientific Aspects of Acne Introduction: epidemiology, cost, and psychosocial implications Whitney P. Bowe and Alan R. Shalita Sebum Amanda M. Nelson and Diane M. Thiboutot Innate immunity in the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris Sheila Krishna, Christina Kim, and Jenny Kim Comedogenesis Carol Heughebaert and Alan R. Shalita Scarring Thy Thy Do, Manisha Patel, and Sewon Kang Part 2: Overview of Treatment Principles Enhancing the success of acne therapy Alan R. Shalita The relationship between acne and diet Whitney P. Bowe, Maria C. Kessides, and Alan R. Shalita Overview of treatment principles for skin of color Marcelyn K. Coley, Diane S. Berson, and Valerie D. Callender Part 3: Topical Therapy Topical retinoids Andrea M. Hui and Alan R. Shalita Topical antibiotics James Q. Del Rosso Combination therapy Jennifer Villasenor, Diane S. Berson, and Daniela Kroshinsky Part 4: Systemic Therapy Oral antibiotics James Q. Del Rosso Clinical implications of antibiotic resistance: risk of systemic infection from Staphylococcus and Streptococcus Whitney P. Bowe and James J. Leyden Part 5: Isotretinoin Isotretinoin Michael G. Osofsky and John S. Strauss Part 6: Hormonal Treatment Hormonal treatment of acne in women Jonette Keri, Diane S. Berson, and Diane M. Thiboutot Part 7: Variants and Special Situations Gram-negative folliculitis Elizabeth Gaines, Alan R. Shalita, and Guy F. Webster Acne fulminans Morgan Rabach and Guy F. Webster Drug and acneiform eruptions Deeptej Singh, Alan R. Shalita, and Guy F. Webster Acne in pregnancy Tobechi L. Ebede and Diane S. Berson Part 8: AARS Acne Treatment Guidelines Acne in children Caroline D. S. Piggott, Lawrence F. Eichenfield, and Anne W. Lucky Treatment guidelines in adult women Jennifer Villasenor, Diane S. Berson, and Daniela Kroshinsky Part 9: Physical Modalities in Acne Treatment Procedural treatments for acne Whitney P. Bowe and Alan R. Shalita Index
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