Corpus ID: 19284983

Pathogenesis of acne vulgaris: recent advances.

  title={Pathogenesis of acne vulgaris: recent advances.},
  author={S. Bhambri and J. D. Del Rosso and A. Bhambri},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  volume={8 7},
  • S. Bhambri, J. D. Del Rosso, A. Bhambri
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
  • Acne vulgaris is the most common disorder seen in ambulatory dermatology practice. Acne causes significant morbidity and the direct costs associated with it exceed $2.2 billion per year in the United States (U.S.). The pathogenesis is multifactorial, and our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of acne lesions has improved with time. Follicular hyperkeratinization, sebum production, presence of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), inflammatory mediators, and androgens have… CONTINUE READING
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