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Acne and skin bleaching in Lomé, Togo.
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PMID:  23210949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective  This study aims at describing the clinical characteristics of patients with acne using skin bleaching (SB) products. Patients and methods  This is a prospective study conducted over 8 months in three dermatology departments and one private clinic. All patients examined for acne were included in the study. Results  The study included 119 patients examined for acne from March to October 2010. Among them 48 (40.7%) did SB. Hydroquinone was the first product used for SB (26 of 48), followed by topical corticosteroids (17 of 48). The elementary lesions were papules (99.2%), comedos (36.1%), pustules (63.9%), pigmentation (26.1%), scars (21%), and nodules (20.2%). The extent of acne on the face was observed in all patients (100%). The lesions were extensive among 43.7% of the patients. The extent of acne lesions was not statistically associated with SB. Other body areas concerned were the chest (20.2%), back, and shoulders (41.2%). The relative risk of having lesions on the back and/or shoulders when the patient practiced SB was 2.71 (CI: 1.08-6.84), which is significant. Conclusion  The study suggests that the back and shoulders can be the main areas for acne lesions associated with the practice of SB. The influence of different types of product is unclear.
Koussake Kombaté; Abas Mouhari-Toure; Bayaki Saka; Abla Séfako Akakpo; Akouavi Maboudou; Palokinam Pitché; Kissem Tchangaï-Walla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  51 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The International Society of Dermatology.
Service de dermatologie, CHU Tokoin, Université de Lomé (Togo) Cabinet médical Saint Michel Lomé, Lomé
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