Content - Volume 60, Issue 89
Various methods for clinical evaluation of the effect of treatment of acne vulgaris have been studied. Counting of acne lesions was found to be more sensitive than the opinion of the patients and the assessment of colour photographs. The correlation between the results obtained by lesion counts and evaluation by photographs was low, as was also the reproducibility of photographic assessment. This ...
The mode of action of benzoyl peroxide in acne is three-fold, i.e. sebostatic, comedolytic and inhibitory to P. acnes in-vivo. Benzoyl peroxide is the topical treatment of choice in acne vulgaris. This agent is well tolerated by most patients. Primary irritant dermatitis can be avoided by less frequent application and the true incidence of contact sensitivity is low. The gel preparation has achiev ...
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