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Acne and Rosacea


A 14-year-old girl (see photo) presents to your office with her mother. How would you describe her skin lesions?


A 15-year-old female presents to clinic with acne with 30-40 comedones on the forehead, cheeks, and chin, with very few erythematous papules, and no scarring. She reports that topical benzoyl peroxide is not working for her despite using it according to instructions for 6 months. She has no involvement of chest or back and has normal menstrual periods. Which of the following is the BEST addition to her acne treatment at this time?


A 16-year-old male presents to your office for his health maintenance visit. He has not used any treatment for his acne (see photo). The MOST appropriate initial treatment plan is:


Which of the following diagnoses BEST describes the patient in the photo?


A 52-year-old male presents with erythematous papules and pustules on his cheeks and nose for several years (see photo). He also is embarrassed by the erythema on his nose and worries that his friends think he’s an alcoholic. The most appropriate next step is:

6.*Oral tetracyclines are not used in children younger than 8 years of age because:
7.*When prescribing medications for acne vulgaris, an important step is to establish reasonable expectations with the patient. How long might the patient have to wait before seeing improvements in his/her acne?
8.*Acne rosacea can be differentiated from acne vulgaris by which of the following features?
9.*Which of the following medications is indicated to treat acne in a pregnant woman?
Which of the following patients would be most appropriate to refer to a dermatologist?
11.*An 18-year-old white female returns to your clinic for acne. She has comedones that have improved with topical retinoid therapy and benzoyl peroxide, but she still gets pustules and inflammatory papules. She plays field hockey. You decide to prescribe doxycycline 100 mg twice daily. Which of the following side effects do you need to warn her about?

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