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Cystic, or nodulocystic, acne is a severe type of acne in which the pores in the skin become blocked, leading to infection and inflammation. The skin condition mainly affects the face, but also often affects the upper trunk and upper arms.

High-dose isotretinoin restrains acne relapse

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Major finding: The rate of relapse was 27% in patients whose cumulative dose of isotretinoin exceeded 220 mg/kg and 47% in patients with a cumulative dose below 220 mg/kg (P = .029). Data source: A prospective, observational intervention study of 116 patients with treatment-resistant nodulocystic acne. Disclosures: Dr. Stamey reported …

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Consider Phototherapy as an Alternative Acne Treatment

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NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Light therapy with a photosensitizing agent is an effective treatment for acne vulgaris and provides an important alternative to other approaches, Dore Gilbert, M.D., said at a meeting sponsored by the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery. Though treatment with retin-A compounds is the front-line option for …

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