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REVIEWS  ACNE AND ROSACEA: UPDATE IN 2009 

Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2009 December;144(6):645-62

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

New insights into adolescent acne

Elsaie M. L. 1, 2, 3, Choudhary S. 3, Kammer J. N. 1, 4

1 University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute, Miami Beach, FL, USA; 2 NRC Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Cairo, Egypt; 3 Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous surgery, University of Miami Millers, FL, USA; 4 Medical Student at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA


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Interest in sebaceous gland functioning and its diseases is increasing. This article provides a summarized update of the current knowledge of the pathophysiology of acne vulgaris and the new treatment concepts that have emerged in recent years. Recent literature is reviewed regarding teenage acne, focusing on pathogenesis, associations, controversies and considerations in therapy to further help practitioners stay current on the issues regarding this topic. Current research is expected to provide new and improved treatments in the near future.

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