CHECKLIST FOR REFERRAL FOR ACNE VULGARIS by benbenzhou

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CHECKLIST FOR REFERRAL FOR ACNE VULGARIS

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									CHECKLIST FOR REFERRAL FOR ACNE VULGARIS

This checklist applies all patients, where the referrer is confident of the
diagnosis, and there is no concern about skin malignancy.

                                                                          Yes/No
Have you excluded reasons for early referral e.g. severe
psychological distress, or severe acne that is causing bad scarring?1
Has the patient tolerated a topical treatment for 3 months?
Have you used oral antibiotics at the right doses for 6 months?2
Do you think that the patient should be considered for Isotretinoin
(RoaccutaneTM) ?3
Reason for referring if answering ‘No’ to any of above:-




1
  Patients with severe psychological distress will benefit from early referral.
2
  If your chosen antibiotic is not effective after three months consider an
alternative. If your chosen antibiotic is showing signs of effectiveness,
continue treatment for a further three months.
3
  Please discuss the issue of contraception with female patients.

								
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