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    Christos C. Zouboulis, Andreas D. Katsambas and Albert M. Kligman, editors.
    Summary: This book, written by experts from across the world, provides comprehensive coverage of acne and rosacea, focusing in particular on pathogenesis and treatment but also considering clinical aspects, prognostic factors, and impacts on quality of life. Both standard knowledge and important, clinically relevant insights that have emerged over the past decade are presented with the goal of assisting the reader in understanding these diseases and improving treatment outcome. It is explained how high-level research has recently given rise to a variety of new concepts in etiology and treatment, and emerging trends are also discussed. The book is in a reader-friendly format that highlights core messages with a very practical and clinical focus. Pathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea will be an indispensable reference for all physicians who care for patients with acne or rosacea and for scientists working in the field.

    Contents:
    The Sebaceous Gland Through the Centuries: A Difficult Path to Independence
    Embryology of the Pilosebaceous Unit
    Molecular Aspects of Sebaceous Differentiation
    Anatomy of the Sebaceous Gland
    Sebum and Sebaceous Lipids
    Experimental Models of the Sebaceous Gland
    Acne Epidemiology and Socioeconomic Aspects
    Acne Pathogenesis: What We Have Learned Over the Years
    The Role of Hyperkeratinization
    The Role of the Sebaceous Gland
    The Role of Bacteria
    Inflammation in Acne
    A New Concept of Acne Pathogenesis
    Acne and Genetics
    Acne and Androgens
    Acne and Inflammation
    Acne and Neuropeptides
    Acne and Bacteria
    The Acne Biofilm
    The Evidence Supporting a Link Between Acne and Nutrition
    Acne and Smoking
    Antimicrobial Peptides in Acne
    Acne and Antimicrobial Lipids
    Natural and Artificial Suntanning
    Acne and Environmental Pollution (Chloracne)
    Myths and Beliefs of Acne Pathogenesis: Diet, Smoking, Hygiene
    Understanding Acne as a Chronic Disease
    Clinical Aspects of Acne Vulgaris
    Clinical Aspects of Acne Fulminans
    Childhood Acne
    Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and Acne in the Male Patients
    Adult Acne
    Drug-Induced Acne
    Body-Builder Acne
    Acne Cosmetica
    Acne in Persons with Dark Skin
    Acne and Heredity
    Acne Neonatorum
    Serum Androgens
    Body Mass Index
    Sebum Secretion, Skin Type, and pH
    Lipids in Serum and Sebum
    The Leeds Acne Grading Technique
    Evaluation of Clinical Severity by Acne Grading and Lesion Counting
    Modern Technology for Imaging and Evaluation of Acne Lesions
    Acne and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
    The Acne Genes
    Vitamins and the Skin
    Urinary Hormone Analysis in Acne
    Laboratory Evaluations in Acne
    Evidenced-Based Treatment of Acne
    The Difficult Acne Patient
    Improving Compliance with Acne Therapy
    Keratolytic Treatment
    Topical Antibiotics
    Benzoyl Peroxide
    Topical Retinoids
    Azelaic Acid
    Emerging Acne Treatments
    Oral Antibiotics
    The Antibiotic Resistance in Acne
    Prescribing Oral Isotretinoin: The European Approach
    Oral Isotretinoin: The US Approach
    Hormonal Therapy for Acne
    Less Common Treatments
    Risk Factors of Acne Relapse
    Acne Maintenance Therapy
    Cosmetics and Cleansers in Acne
    Chemical Peeling in Acne
    Lasers and Phototherapy in Acne
    Treatment of Acne Scarring
    Concepts of Future Acne Treatment
    Acne and Quality of Life
    Instruments of Measurement of Quality of Life in Acne
    The SAHA Syndrome
    The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Acne
    The SAPHO Syndrome
    The PAPA Syndrome
    Acne in Transplantation Patients
    Rosacea: The State of the Art
    The Vascular Concept
    Rosacea and Neuropeptides
    Rosacea and Demodex folliculorum
    The Role of Adenosine Triphosphate in the Pathogenesis of Rosacea: An Explanation for the Mode of Action of Tetracyclines for the Treatment of Rosacea
    Standard Grading System for Rosacea
    Classical Clinical Presentations of Rosacea
    Rhinophyma: A Variation of Rosacea?
    Ocular Rosacea
    Childhood Rosacea
    Differential Diagnosis of Rosacea
    A Treatment Strategy for Rosacea
    Topical Treatment of Rosacea
    Systemic Treatment of Rosacea
    Laser and Light Therapy of Rosacea
    Nonclassical Treatments
    Cosmetics in Rosacea
    Treatment of Rhinophyma
    The Future of Rosacea Treatment
    Impact of Rosacea on Quality of Life.
    Digital Access Springer 2014