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Papular acne scars. A common cutaneous finding.

PMID: 2140672   One hundred thirty-three patients were examined for the presence of a cutaneous eruption consisting of small, asymptomatic, hypopigmented, follicular papules on the upper part of the trunk. The papules were present in 57% of patients who had a history of acne vulgaris and in 9% of patients who …

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Isotretinoin (Accutane) Therapy for Acne in Adolescents.

PMID: 10350715   The introduction of 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin, Accutane) represents a major advance in the treatment of severe, disfiguring, cystic acne. This article addresses the course of treatment, teratogenicity, laboratory evaluation, side effects, and management of complications. Abel EA

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Attenuation of mild hyperandrogenic activity in postpubertal acne by a triphasic oral contraceptive containing low doses of ethynyl estradiol and d,l-norgestrel.

DOI: jcem-71-1-8  PMID: 2142494   The effect of a low dose triphasic oral contraceptive (OC) was evaluated during a 6-month treatment period in 41 patients (mean age, 25.4 +/- 0.7 yr) who had grade I-IV postpubertal acne and normal menses. The OC contained three dose levels of ethynyl estradiol and dl-norgestrel. Acne …

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Treatment of androgenic disorders in women: acne, hirsutism, and alopecia.

PMID: 2142638   Androgen excess disorders–acne, alopecia, and hirsutism–can be treated effectively with endocrine therapy such as androgen receptor blockers or antagonists, or with androgen suppression. Spironolactone, estrogen, and dexamethasone are considered the most effective approaches to treatment. Whatever the modality, careful planning is key to success, with recognition that response …

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