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The prevalence of acne on the basis of physical examination.

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It has been suggested that cystic acne is rare in women 15 to 44 years of age and infrequent in men.

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Longer TA repeat but not V89L polymorphisms in the SRD5A2 gene may confer acne risk in the Chinese population.

DOI: ada.2018.73162  PMCID: PMC5872244  PMID: 29610568   Several studies have reported that the V89L and TA repeat polymorphisms [(TA)n] of the SRD5A2 gene were associated with SRD5A2 activity. The activity of dihydrotestosterone, which is converted from testosterone by SRD5A2, is responsible for sebum secretion and the formation of acne. We hypothesized that abnormalities in SRD5A2 action could contribute …

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