Acne therapy with topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics and azelaic acid

  title={Acne therapy with topical benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics and azelaic acid},
  author={W. Worret and J. Fluhr},
  journal={JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft},
  • W. Worret, J. Fluhr
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
  • Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) was introduced in the treatment of acne in 1934. Despite the fact that only few randomized trials have been published, BPO is considered the standard in topical acne treatment. Anaerobic bacteria are reduced by oxidative mechanisms and the induction of resistant strains is reduced. Topical formulations are available at concentrations of 2.5, 5, 10 and 20 %. The effect is dose‐dependent, but the irritation increases with higher concentrations. Usually 5 % BPO is sufficient… CONTINUE READING
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