Evidence on acne therapy

Author Costa, Caroline Sousa Google Scholar
Bagatin, Edileia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Among the current treatments available for acne vulgaris, many widely practiced options lack support from studies at the best level of scientific evidence. the aim of this narrative review was to present the very latest information on topical and systemic treatments for acne vulgaris. Information from systematic reviews and well-designed clinical trials, obtained through a systematic search of the major medical databases, is emphasized. There are important issues regarding the clinical management of acne that still lack consistent grounding in scientific evidence. Among these are the optimum dose and duration of treatment with oral antibiotics that can be given without inducing bacterial resistance, and the safety of oral isotretinoin.
Keywords Acne vulgaris
Therapeutics
Evidence-based medicine
Anti-bacterial agents
Isotretinoin
Language English
Date 2013-01-01
Published in São Paulo Medical Journal. São Paulo: Associacao Paulista Medicina, v. 131, n. 3, p. 193-197, 2013.
ISSN 1516-3180 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Associacao Paulista Medicina
Extent 193-197
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2013.1313616
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000322602400009
SciELO ID S1516-31802013000300193 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35723

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