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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1988 Jul;19(1 Pt 2):164-8.

Retinoids and acne.

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Duhring Laboratories, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104.

Abstract

Retinoids, chemicals that have vitamin A activity, have become important therapeutic agents for a variety of cutaneous disorders, including acne. This paper reviews the history of retinoid use in acne, including retinol, topical tretinoin, topical and systemic isotretinoin, systemic etretinate, and new investigational retinoid molecules.

PMID:
2970475
DOI:
10.1016/s0190-9622(88)70160-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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