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Testosterone therapy may exacerbate acne in transgender men due to increased androgen levels. What are the unique medical, social and psychological challenges when treating these patients?The British Journal of Dermatology
Minocycline topical foam (Amzeeq) is for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and children aged 9 years or older.FDA Approvals
The current issue of the BJD contains a set of scholarly reviews on acne, with an editorial from the guest editor Maurice van Steensel. These can be found at the links below.
Charlotte Bouchard, 23, originally from Montreal but now living in London, started suffering acne breakouts at the age of 20 which she believes was caused by the contraceptive coil.
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Abstract Acne is a common inflammatory skin disease, especially in adolescents. Certain Cutibacterium acnes subtypes are associated with acne, although more than one subtype of C. acnes strains may simultaneously reside on the surface of the skin of an individual. To better understand the relationship between the genomic characteristics of C. acnes subtypes and acnes, we collected 50 C. acnes strains from the facial skin of 10 people (5 healthy individuals, 5 patients with acne) in Liaoning, China and performed whole genome sequencing of all strains. We demonstrated that the six potential pathogenic C. acnes strai...
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Conclusions: It has been suggested that there may be a link between acne and the levels of acylated ghrelin, des-acyl ghrelin and obestatin which are decreased in the serum of acne patients. Because of the decrease observed in the levels of these hormones which have antimicrobial features, we suggest that inflammation in acne cannot be suppressed and the reproduction of the microorganisms that play a role in the aetiology of the disease cannot be prevented. The replacement of these hormones at physiologic concentrations may contribute to the acne treatment. PMID: 31616214 [PubMed]
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This review explores current evidence regarding the role of the skin microbiome in acne vulgaris. How have new technologies helped elucidate the molecular mechanisms of microbial involvement in acne?The British Journal of Dermatology
Keloid disorder, a recently coined term, refers to a group of fibroproliferative disorders affecting the skin (Tirgan, 2019a). The clinical spectrum of such conditions include keloids and hypertrophic scars, as well as acne keloidalis and keloidalis nuchae, in which cutaneous nodules and tumors develop as a result of trauma and inflammation (Figure 1). Keloids are relatively common, particularly affecting certain ethnic groups. Individuals of African ancestry have a very high incidence of keloids, reported to affect 4-16% of people in such populations, i.e., about 15 times higher than in individuals of European ancestry (Brown et al.