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Acne: an approach to therapy for the pediatrician.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6233094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acne is an ubiquitous problem of adolescence. Currently available medications have improved the effectiveness of therapy. Pediatricians should be able to manage most of their patients with acne without referral to dermatologists. The exact pathogenesis of this disorder is not known, but a working hypothesis encompassing the factors involved allows a more rational approach to therapy. Successful treatment not only requires familiarity with the various types of acne lesions and the medications of choice, but an ability to recruit the patient into a partnership of therapy. The more the patient understands about the disorder the better the compliance and chances for success.
W W Tunnessen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current problems in pediatrics     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0045-9380     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Probl Pediatr     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-28     Completed Date:  1984-06-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272515     Medline TA:  Curr Probl Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acne Vulgaris / classification,  drug therapy*,  etiology,  genetics,  microbiology,  pathology,  physiopathology
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena
Benzoyl Peroxide / therapeutic use
Dihydrotestosterone / physiology
Patient Education as Topic
Retinoids / therapeutic use
Sebaceous Glands / microbiology,  pathology,  physiopathology
Sebum / physiology
Tretinoin / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Retinoids; 302-79-4/Tretinoin; 521-18-6/Dihydrotestosterone; 94-36-0/Benzoyl Peroxide

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