Pantothenic acid deficiency as the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris.

  title={Pantothenic acid deficiency as the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris.},
  author={L. Leung},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={44 6},
  • L. Leung
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
  • For years, the pathogenesis of acne vulgaris has been known to be strongly influenced by hormonal factors. However, the exact role of and the interrelationship among the various hormones in question have not been well elucidated. Here, I wish to suggest a radically different theory for its pathogenesis and relate its basic pathology to a deficiency in pantothenic acid, a vitamin hitherto not known to cause any deficiency syndrome in humans. Hence, the effect of hormonal factors in this disease… CONTINUE READING
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