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Erythema-directed digital photography for the enhanced evaluation of topical treatments for acne vulgaris.

DOI: srt.12448  PMID: 29383779   Erythema-directed digital photography is a novel method for evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of topical acne treatments. Here, we describe three case reports in which erythema-directed digital photography was used to evaluate acne before and after up to 12 weeks of treatment with clindamycin 1%/tretinoin 0.025% (Clin-RA).Erythema-directed digital …

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Development of a Comprehensive Quality-of-Life Measure for Facial and Torso Acne.

DOI: 1203475418756379  PMID: 29383947   Background Acne is a chronic skin disorder which generally presents in adolescence but continues into adulthood, and negatively affects both physical and psychosocial well-being. Presently, there are no validated acne-specific quality-of-life (QoL) measures that include dimensions for both facial and torso acne.The objective of this study was …

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A study of androgenic signs and disorders in Greek female patients with acne.

DOI: jdv.14817  PMID: 29377293   Acne represents an established cutaneous manifestation of hyperandrogenism (1). There are scarce studies of androgenic signs or disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hirsutism, menstrual irregularities or androgenic alopecia, in patients with acne. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Dessinioti C,  Tzanetakou V,  Zisimou C,  Platsidaki E,  Koukkou …

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The influence of exposome on acne.

DOI: jdv.14820  PMID: 29377341   Acne vulgaris is one of the main reasons for dermatological consultations. Severity and response to treatment may be impacted by various external factors or exposome.to assess the impact of environmental factors on acne and to provide a comprehensive overview of the acne exposome.two consensus meetings of five …

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Confocal microscopy in adult women with acne.

DOI: ijd.13910  PMID: 29369333   Acne is an inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicle, affecting 41-54% of adult women, with a particular form that involves the mandible.We characterized infundibulum morphology in two groups of adult women using reflectance confocal microscopy. First, we investigated acne visually “healthy zones” on the forehead in 15 …

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Disfiguring ulcerative neutrophilic dermatosis secondary to doxycycline and isotretinoin in an adolescent boy with acne conglobata.

PMID: 29360905   Acne fulminans is an uncommon and debilitating disease that presents as an acute eruption of nodular and ulcerative acne lesions in association with systemic symptoms. It occurs commonly during treatment of severe acne (eg, acne conglobata) with isotretinoin in young adolescent male patients. Isotretinoin and doxycycline also can …

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A Case of Atypical Synovitis-Acne-Pustulosis-Hyperostosis-Osteitis (SAPHO) Syndrome Presenting With Osteomyelitis of the Clavicle.

PMID: 29323824   Synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is considered after exclusion of infection and arthritis; however, microbial infection may be present in osteoarticular lesions of these patients. Chronic osteomyelitis and associated bacterial infection were detected in a recurrent osteoarticular lesion in an adolescent patient with a history of clavicle pain, who complained …

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[Surgical treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa].

DOI: s00105-017-4114-1  PMID: 29322225   Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS/AI) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Therapy consists of conservative and surgical treatment options. In Hurley stages II and III, surgical intervention is regarded as the method of choice for areas with irreversible tissue destruction. Resection techniques with different grades of invasiveness are described in the …

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