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Acne vulgaris: clinical review

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Acne is the most common skin condition seen in the developed world and can have huge psychological impact on patients. This module explains the importance of identifying triggering factors, treating promptly and appreciating the psychological impact on the patient. Key learning points include effective therapy and avoiding scarring.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Identify acne and classify its severity
  • Select an appropriate, effective treatment
  • Treat patients holistically, with consideration of the psychological impact of the condition


James Leveson, King’s College London and Dr Karolina Gholam, Paediatric dermatology consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

This resource is provided at a basic level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.