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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293556/generalized-comedones-acne-and-hidradenitis-suppurativa-in-a-patient-with-an-fgfr2-missense-mutation
#1
Rebecca Higgins, Andrew Pink, Robert Hunger, Nikhil Yawalkar, Alexander A Navarini
Mutations in the fibroblast growth factor-receptor gene 2 (FGFR2) gene have been implicated in numerous diseases, including nevus comedonicus (NC) and naevoid acne that have somatic missense mutations in FGFR2 in the affected tissue. A patient presented in our department with unusual, innumerable large comedones throughout his back reminiscient of NC, as well as multifocal hidradenitis suppurativa and acne. Topical and systemic treatments were unsuccessful. Whole exome sequencing of blood-derived DNA detected a germline mutation in FGFR2 that was predicted to be damaging...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274355/topical-treatments-for-acne
#2
Marita Kosmadaki, Andreas Katsambas
Topical drugs have been used successfully to treat acne for decades. This review discusses the use, efficacy, and safety of options available via prescription. Topical antibiotics, dapsone, benzyl peroxide, azelaic acid, and topical retinoids are included. Topical antibiotics should not be used as monotherapy but rather be combined with other agents to avoid resistant Propionibacterium acnes strains. Benzoyl peroxide is effective in preventing bacteria resistance. Topical retinoids address primarily the comedonal but also the inflammatory lesions of acne...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251894/characteristics-of-premenstrual-acne-flare-up-and-benefits-of-a-dermocosmetic-treatment-a-double-blind-randomised-trial
#3
Mélanie Saint-Jean, Amir Khammari, Sophie Seite, Dominique Moyal, Brigitte Dreno
To date, facial acne flare-ups in adult women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle have been poorly investigated. To clinically characterize premenstrual acne flare-up in adult women and investigate the effect of a dermocosmetic treatment. This single-centre study included 32 young adult women with declared premenstrual acne flares and was composed of two phases: (1) an observational phase (two menstrual cycles) and (2) an interventional phase (one menstrual cycle) in a controlled, randomised, double-blind, intra-individual (half-face) setting in which a dermocosmetic (containing lipohydroxyacid, nicotinamide, and piroctone-olamine) and placebo were compared...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244938/actinic-granuloma-annulare-with-scarring-and-open-comedones
#4
Cfb Gavioli, Nys Valente, M Sangueza, M M Nico
Actinic granuloma and annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma are variants of granuloma annulare affecting, respectively, sun-exposed and sun-covered skin sites on where, besides classical findings, abundant elastophagocytosis is observed. Here, we report a case of exuberant actinic granuloma annulare that, in addition to extensive scarring, showed multiple overlying open comedones. Markedly dilated follicular infundibula filled with compact masses of laminated keratinous material were observed in proximity to dermal inflammation composed of many histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells in close association with degenerated elastic fibers and abundant elastophagocytosis...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180934/measuring-acne-using-coproporphyrin-iii-protoporphyrin-ix-and-lesion-specific-inflammation-an-exploratory-study
#5
Sachin V Patwardhan, C Richter, A Vogt, U Blume-Peytavi, D Canfield, J Kottner
Propionibacterium acnes: (P. acnes) produce Porphyrins; however, fluorescence measurement of Porphyrins from Ultraviolet-A (UVA) images has failed to establish a correlation. Acne clinical research and imaging has ignored the spectral excitation-emission characteristics and the exact pattern of the Porphyrins synthesized by P. acnes. In this exploratory study, for the first time, the possible relationships of Coproporphyrin III (CpIII) and Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) fluorescence as well as acne lesion-specific inflammation measurements with clinical signs of acne are investigated...
April 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133878/acne-ra-1-2-a-novel-uv-selective-face-cream-for-patients-with-acne-efficacy-and-tolerability-results-of-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-study
#6
Enza Cestone, Angela Michelotti, Valentina Zanoletti, Andrea Zanardi, Raffaella Mantegazza, Maurizia Dossena
BACKGROUND: General skincare measures such as the use of moisturisers and products containing adequate photoprotection are important components of acne patients' management to complement the pharmacological regimen. Acne RA-1,2 is a novel dermato-cosmetic product which contains selective photofilters and active ingredients against the multifactorial pathophysiology of acne. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the tolerability of Acne RA-1,2 and its effect on the clinical signs of acne...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115862/efficacy-of-a-twice-daily-3-step-over-the-counter-skincare-regimen-for-the-treatment-of-acne-vulgaris
#7
Katie Rodan, Kathy Fields, Timothy J Falla
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris (acne) is the most common skin disorder producing physical and emotional scars that can persist for years. An estimated 83% of acne sufferers self-treat, but there is lack of studies documenting the effectiveness of over-the-counter (OTC) acne treatment products. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of an OTC, 3-step, anti-acne skincare regimen in treating acne and improving the appearance of red/inflamed facial skin...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094874/skin-microbiome-and-acne-vulgaris-staphylococcus-a-new-actor-in-acne
#8
Brigitte Dreno, Richard Martin, Dominique Moyal, Jessica B Henley, Amir Khammari, Sophie Seité
Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the sebaceous gland and follicular keratinocytes are considered the three actors involved in the development of acne. This exploratory study investigated the characteristics of the skin microbiota in subjects with acne and determined microbiota changes after 28 days of application of erythromycin 4% or a dermocosmetic. Skin Microbiota were collected under axenic conditions from comedones, papulo-pustular lesions and nonlesional skin areas from subjects with mild to moderate acne according to the GEA Grading using swabs...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905128/ehlers-danlos-syndrome-related-to-fkbp14-mutations-detailed-cutaneous-phenotype
#9
A C Bursztejn, M Baumann, D Lipsker
In 2012, a new Ehlers-Danlos (ED) variant, characterized by severe progressive kyphoscoliosis, neonatal myopathy and hearing loss, with normal urinary lysylpyridinoline to hydroxylysylpyridinoline ratio and most often a recurrent homozygous mutation in the FKBP14 gene, was reported. Because one of the major affected tissues in ED syndrome is the skin, recognition of the cutaneous features of this newly recognized EDS variant is important. We describe the cutaneous phenotype of an adolescent girl harbouring the recurrent homozygous FKBP14 mutation...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904577/comparison-the-effectiveness-of-pyruvic-acid-50-and-salicylic-acid-30-in-the-treatment-of-acne
#10
Fariba Jaffary, Gita Faghihi, Sara Saraeian, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous follicles and one of the most common skin diseases. The peeling method has been recently found to be effective for acne treatment. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of pyruvic acid 50% and salicylic acid 30% peeling in the treatment of mild to moderate acne. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective single-blinded clinical trial, 86 patients with acne were randomly assigned into two groups...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900998/novel-mutations-in-psenen-gene-in-two-chinese-acne-inversa-families-manifested-as-familial-multiple-comedones-and-dowling-degos-disease
#11
Cheng Zhou, Guang-Dong Wen, Lwin Myint Soe, Hong-Jun Xu, Juan Du, Jian-Zhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Acne inversa (AI), also called hidradenitis suppurativa, is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent skin disease of the hair follicle. Familial AI shows autosomal-dominant inheritance caused by mutations in the γ-secretase genes. This study was aimed to identify the specific mutations in the γ-secretase genes in two Chinese families with AI. METHODS: In this study, two Chinese families with AI were investigated. All the affected individuals in the two families mainly manifested with multiple comedones, pitted scars, and a few inflammatory nodules on their face, neck, trunk, axilla, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875092/morphological-variability-of-demodex-cati-in-a-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-cat
#12
Elien R L Taffin, Stijn Casaert, Edwin Claerebout, Thomas J J Vandekerkhof, Sophie Vandenabeele
CASE DESCRIPTION A 17-year-old FIV-positive cat was evaluated because of weight loss during the preceding few months. The cat had a weight loss of 0.5 kg (1.1 lb) during the last month. Because of its FIV-positive status, the cat was confined indoors. CLINICAL FINDINGS A large nonpruritic area of alopecia with hyperpigmentation and comedones was present on the right lateral aspect of the neck. The chin had diffuse alopecia and comedones. Mild alopecia was present on the dorsal aspect of the muzzle. Trichography and microscopic examination of acetate tape imprint preparations and skin scrapings revealed a very morphologically heterogeneous population of Demodex mites...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847545/efficacy-safety-and-dermal-tolerability-of-dapsone-gel-7-5-in-patients-with-moderate-acne-vulgaris-a-pooled-analysis-of-two-phase-3-trials
#13
Diane M Thiboutot, Leon Kircik, Amy McMichael, Fran E Cook-Bolden, Stephen K Tyring, David R Berk, Joan-En Chang-Lin, Vince Lin, Alexandre Kaoukhov
Objective: Assess efficacy and safety of once-daily topical dapsone gel, 7.5% compared with vehicle for treating acne vulgaris (acne). Design: A pooled analysis of data from two identically designed, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, multicenter, 12-week clinical trials. Setting: Study sites in the United States and Canada. Participants: overall, 4,340 patients were randomized 1:1 to dapsone and vehicle. Criteria included age 12 years or older with acne diagnosis, 20 to 50 facial inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules), 30 to 100 facial noninflammatory lesions (open and closed comedones), and acne grade of 3 (moderate) on the Global Acne Assessment Score scale...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816123/consensus-based-acne-classification-system-and-treatment-algorithm-for-spain
#14
J L López-Estebaranz, P Herranz-Pinto, B Dréno
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease whose psychosocial effects can greatly impair quality of life. Various scales are used to classify the severity of acne, and several treatment algorithms are currently applied: no consensus on a common scale or treatment guidelines has been reached. A group of Spanish experts therefore met to identify a scale the majority could accept as the most appropriate for classifying severity and treating accordingly. The group chose the following classifications: comedonal acne, mild or moderate papulopustular acne, severe papulopustular acne, moderate nodular acne, and nodular-cystic acne (or acne tending to leave scars)...
November 3, 2016: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762647/clinical-comparison-of-salicylic-acid-peel-and-led-laser-phototherapy-for-the-treatment-of-acne-vulgaris-in-teenagers
#15
Monique Narciso Alba, Marli Gerenutti, Valquíria Miwa Hanai Yoshida, Denise Grotto
Acne vulgaris treatments usually cause sensitivity, teratogenicity and bacterial resistance. Investigations of other therapeutic techniques, such as phototherapy, are highly relevant. Thus, we compared the effectiveness of two Acne vulgaris treatments in adolescents: peeling with salicylic acid (SA) and phototherapy. Teens were randomly divided into: group I, treatment with SA peels (10%) and group II, treatment with phototherapy (blue LED and red laser lights). Photographs were taken before and after ten sessions of each treatment, carried out weekly, and compared...
February 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681360/targeting-of-sebaceous-glands-to-treat-acne-by-micro-insulated-needles-with-radio-frequency-in-a-rabbit-ear-model
#16
Tae-Rin Kwon, Eun Ja Choi, Chang Taek Oh, Dong-Ho Bak, Song-I Im, Eun Jung Ko, Hyuck Ki Hong, Yeon Shik Choi, Joon Seok, Sun Young Choi, Gun Young Ahn, Beom Joon Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many studies have investigated the application of micro-insulated needles with radio frequency (RF) to treat acne in humans; however, the use of a micro-insulated needle RF applicator has not yet been studied in an animal model. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a micro-insulated needle RF applicator in a rabbit ear acne (REA) model. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effect of selectively destroying the sebaceous glands using a micro-insulated needle RF applicator on the formation of comedones induced by application of 50% oleic acid and intradermal injection of P...
September 29, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630934/intense-pulsed-light-versus-1-064-long-pulsed-neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet-laser-in-the-treatment-of-facial-acne-vulgaris
#17
Essam Elden Mohamed, Khaled Tawfik, Mohamed Elsaie
INTRODUCTION: Laser and light-based procedures provide a good and safe modality for treatment of active acne lesions when used properly. AIM: To compare the clinical efficacy of intense pulsed light (IPL) versus 1,064 long-pulsed Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminum- Garnet (Nd: YAG) in treatment of facial acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy four patients recruited between June 2013 and August 2014 was enrolled in this controlled, single-blind, split-face clinical trial...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557589/jessner-s-solution-vs-30-salicylic-acid-peels-a-comparative-study-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-in-mild-to-moderate-acne-vulgaris
#18
Surabhi Dayal, Ashish Amrani, Priyadarshini Sahu, Vijay Kumar Jain
INTRODUCTION: Chemical peeling is a well-identified therapeutic modality for acne vulgaris (AV). Jessner's solution (JS) is a known peeling agent for acne since more than 100 years. Salicylic acid (SA) peel is a well-established peeling agent for acne. There is paucity of literature comparing the current peeling agents of choice, that is, SA with the older peeling agents, that is, JS for acne. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of 30% SA vs. JS peels in treatment of mild-to-moderate facial acne in Indian patients...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529209/treatment-modalities-for-acne
#19
REVIEW
Lizelle Fox, Candice Csongradi, Marique Aucamp, Jeanetta du Plessis, Minja Gerber
Acne is a common inflammatory skin disease which affects the pilosebaceous units of the skin. It can have severe psychological effects and can leave the patient with severe skin scarring. There are four well-recognized pathological factors responsible for acne which is also the target for acne therapy. In this review, different treatment options are discussed, including topical (i.e., retinoids, and antibiotics) and systemic (i.e., retinoids, antibiotics, and hormonal) treatments. Since the general public has been showing an increasing interest in more natural and generally safer treatment options, the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) for treating acne was also discussed...
August 13, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498658/successful-treatment-of-mild-to-moderate-acne-vulgaris-with-dr-michaels%C3%A2-also-branded-as-zitinex%C3%A2-topical-products-family-a-clinical-trial
#20
U Wollina, M Tirant, P Bayer, M Coburn, P Anderson, B Donnelly, T Kennedy, J Gaibor, M Arora, L Clews, S Walmsley, J Hercogovấ, M Fioranelli, S Gianfaldoni, A A Chokoeva, G Tchernev, F Novotny, M G Roccia, G K Maximov, K França, T Lotti
Acne vulgaris is an epidemic inflammatory skin disease of multi-factorial origin, frequently seen in adolescents and often persisting or occurring through to adulthood. Acne vulgaris is a nearly universal skin disease afflicting 79-95% of the adolescent population in westernized societies and is a significant cause of psychological morbidity in affected patients. Despite the various treatment options available for acne, there is still a need for a safe and effective option. The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of Dr Michaels® (Zitinex®) product family in the treatment of papulo-pustular acne...
April 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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