Acne vulgaris

  title={Acne vulgaris},
  author={Annelise L Dawson and Robert P Dellavalle},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Acne vulgaris is a common inflammatory skin condition. Although often perceived as a self limited disease of adolescence, its prevalence remains high into adulthood. Nearly 90% of teenagers have acne, and half of them continue to experience symptoms as adults. By age 40 years, 1% of men and 5% of women still have lesions. Recent analyses show an increasing prevalence of acne in children, perhaps because of pubertal onset. Given that acne may persist for decades and require long term therapy… 

Acne vulgaris

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Anxiety State and ITS Psychosocial Consequences among Acne Vulgaris and Chronic Urticaria Patients in Abuja

Level of anxiety among sufferers of acne vulgaris and chronic urticaria in dermatological outpatient in Abuja-Nigeria was highly associated with moderate to severe anxiety with attending social reactions when compared to apparently healthy controls.

Epidemiology Study of Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) Acnes in Zakho City, Iraq Kurdistan Region

  • A. Ibrahim
  • Medicine
    IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2018
This study shows that the Acne vulgaris infection is endemic among secondary school students in Zakho city, and more research is needed to be done to help students of avoiding this kind of infection in their teenage.

Prevalence and risk factors of acne among adolescents in Kosovska Mitrovica: A cross-sectional study

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The relationship between serum malondialdehyde levels and severity of acne vulgaris on male

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Experience use of azelaic acid in patients with acne

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Isotretinoin Use and Risk of Depression in Acne Vulgaris Patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Isotretinoin treatment for acne does not appear to be associated with a statistically significant increased risk of depression in the population of patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A Topical Medication of All-Trans Retinoic Acid Reduces Sebum Excretion Rate in Patients With Forehead Acne

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Acne vulgaris in the United States: a descriptive epidemiology.

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An update on the pathogenesis and management of acne vulgaris.

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  • Biology, Medicine
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 2004

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Hormonal Therapy of Acne

  • M. Haroun
  • Medicine, Biology
    Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery
  • 2004
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