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Usma Iftikhar

Rawalpindi Medical College


Retinoids Lasers Antibiotics Anti-inflammatory Therapy Molecular Pathogenesis Acne Genomics Hormonal Influence Systemic Acne Treatment Topical Acne Treatment Related Disorders Co-Morbidities Immunogenetics

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Acne are the most common cutaneous manifestation affecting adolescent population worldwide. Moderate to severe acne affect 20% of the population and its severity correlates with adolescence. The yearly costs of treatment for acne are significant but the disease can be recalcitrant despite it. The disease causes significant morbidity which can severely affect the quality of life. New research into the molecular basis of pathogenesis have yielded evidence for further developments in the field. The identified gaps in the treatment need to be explored further in order to apprise dermatologists about latest available therapies and devices and to enable them to formulate efficient treatment plans. This book aims to provide the readers with an overview of the latest trends and therapies in acne treatment, along with the latest guidelines, including topical therapies, oral therapies and the latest devices.

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Date completed: October 15th 2019

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Expected publication date: May 23rd 2020

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Usma Iftikhar

Rawalpindi Medical College

Dr. Usma Iftikhar is working as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital/ Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan. She is also a PhD scholar at the King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. As a graduate of King Edward Medical University, she received her training in Internal Medicine from the same university. After completing her MCPS (Membership of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan) in Internal Medicine, she completed her Dermatology training at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. After the completion of her fellowship in Dermatology (FCPS), she served as a Senior Registrar and later as an Assistant Professor at Mayo Hospital/ King Edward Medical University. She has obtained a Certificate in Medical Teaching from University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan and her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the King Edward Medical University. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in Health Professional Education. She is a member of the Pakistan Association of Dermatologists. Currently, she is working as the head of Dermatology department at Benazir Bhutto Hospital where she supervises fellowship students in Dermatology and is actively engaged in research and publishes papers in national and international journals.

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