Comparative effect of isotretinoin and etretinate on acne and sebaceous gland secretion.

@article{Goldstein1982ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effect of isotretinoin and etretinate on acne and sebaceous gland secretion.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Goldstein and A Socha-Szott and Roy Thomsen and P E Pochi and Alan R. Shalita and John S. Strauss},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1982},
  volume={6 4 Pt 2 Suppl},
  pages={760-5}
}
Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid) was compared with the aromatic retinoid, etretinate, in patients with severe nodulocystic acne. Evaluation of fifty-six such men receiving 1 mg/kg of one or the other of these two drugs was performed with regard to clinical improvement and change in sebum production. Lesion counting demonstrated a significant improvement… CONTINUE READING