Common and alternate oral antibiotic therapies for acne vulgaris: a review.

@article{Amin2007CommonAA,
  title={Common and alternate oral antibiotic therapies for acne vulgaris: a review.},
  author={Kathani A Amin and Christy C Riddle and Daniel J. Aires and Eric S. Schweiger},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  year={2007},
  volume={6 9},
  pages={873-80}
}
Acne vulgaris is an extremely common disorder affecting many adolescents and adults throughout their lifetimes. The pathogenesis of acne is multifactorial and is thought to involve excess sebum, follicular hyperkeratinization, bacterial colonization, and inflammation. Many therapeutic options exist for treating acne, including topical benzoyl peroxide, topical and oral antibiotics, topical and oral retinoids, and oral contraceptives. Oral antibiotics have been a mainstay in the treatment of… CONTINUE READING