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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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