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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2019, Volume : 11, Issue : 3
First page : ( 109) Last page : ( 119)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2019.00020.X

A Brief Review on Acne Vulgaris

Kameswararao K.1, Sujani Ch.2, Koteswararao N.V.N3, Rajarao A.4, Satyanarayanamma P.N.S.5

1Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Adarsa College of Pharmacy, G. Kothpalli-533285

2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Adarsa College of Pharmacy, G. Kothpalli-533285

3Assistant Professor, Department of Pharma. Analysis, Adarsa College of Pharmacy, G. Kothpalli-533285

4Student, Adarsa College of Pharmacy, G. Kothpalli-533285

5Student, Adarsa College of Pharmacy, G. Kothpalli-533285

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kameshkancharla@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.


Acne Vulgaris is one of the most common skin disorders which dermatologists have to treat. It mainly affect adolescent, though may present at any age. In recent years, due to better understanding of the pathogenesis of acne, new therapeutic modalities and various permutation and combinations have been designed. In topical agents; benzyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, etc are the mainstay of treatment; can be given in combinations. While systemic therapy includes oral antibiotics, hormonal therapy, and isotretinoin, depending upon the need of patients it has to be selected. Physical treatment in the form of lesion removal, photo-therapy is also helpful in few of them. Since various old and new topical and systemic agents are available to treat acne, it sometime confuse treating dermatologist. To overcome this, panel of physicians and researchers worked together as a global alliance and task force to improve outcomes in acne treatment. They have tried to give consensus recommendation for the treatment of acne. Successful management of acne needs careful selection of anti-acne agents according to clinical presentation and individual patient needs.



Acne, diagnosis, pilosebaceous unit, laser treatment.


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