Thiboutot is the chair of the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne
, an international group of dermatologists interested in acne
research and education; they have been meeting regularly since 2001 and continuously evaluate the literature on acne
Pathological mechanisms of acne
with special emphasis on Propionibacterium acnes
and related therapy.
bacteria secrete on skin-the protein is associated with the inflammation that leads to acne
,' he added.
Examining the impact of contraception on acne
in adolescents is clinically important because acne
affects about 85% of adolescents, and contraceptives may influence the course of acne
The presence of acne
has a very significant impact on self-esteem and the quality of life of patients.
Many people think that acne
is just pimples, but a person who has acne
can have any of these blemishes: blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules (what many people call pimples), cysts and nodules.
has long been associated with ill psychological effects and was well described in 1948 by Sulzberger and Zaidens: "There is probably no single disease which causes more psychic trauma, more maladjustment between parents and children, more general insecurity and feeling of inferiority and greater sums of psychic suffering than does acne
When fat based cosmetics are used frequently and for a long time, they may lead to development of acne
or exacerbate present acnes
Abstract Although acne
is described in very ancient writings dating back to Ebers papyrus, its clear description is found after Fuchs coined the term 'Acne
vulgaris' and Erasmus Wilson separated it from acne
bacteria from the noses of 49 pimply and 52 clear-skinned volunteers.
BERLIN -- Acne
is a condition that's widely misunderstood by nondermatologist clinicians, insurers, and patients, according to a recent call to action by the Global Alliance to Improve Outcomes in Acne
, a 20-member international panel of acne
Dermatologists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed Propionibacterium acnes
vaccines with demonstrated efficacy in mouse models (Infect.
The Propionibacterium acnes
bacterium lives on normal skin but in those prone to acne
, the build-up of sebum creates an environment in which these bacteria can multiply.
in an individual acne
pimple, preventing infection and letting skin return to normal.
The features of acne
include excess sebum production, obstruction of the pilosebaceous duct caused by hyperkeratinisation, colonisation by Propionibacterium acnes