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The association between stress and acne among female medical students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

DOI: CCID.S148499  PMCID: PMC5722010  PMID: 29255370   Although there is widespread acceptance of a relationship between stress and acne, not many studies have been performed to assess this relationship. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between stress and acne severity.A cross-sectional study was conducted among 144 6th year female …

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Long-term administration of oral macrolides for acne treatment increases macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes.

DOI: 1346-8138.14178  PMID: 29235673   Macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes are frequently isolated from patients with acne vulgaris, and the most resistant isolates (>90% resistance) have the 23S rRNA mutation. An increase in resistant P. acnes with this mutation is thought to be caused by the inappropriate use of antimicrobials. Therefore, we studied the mutation …

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[Drug therapy of acne inversa].

DOI: s00105-017-4094-1  PMID: 29234829   Acne inversa is a chronic inflammatory destructive skin disease that affects about 1% of the population. The therapy should be personalized and consists of surgical and conservative procedures. Antibiotics are administered either topically or systemically. Combination therapy with clindamycin and rifampicin for 10-12 weeks can be very effective. Furthermore, …

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