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Clinical and laboratory studies on treatment with 20% azelaic acid cream for acne.
Cunliffe WJ, Holland KT.
In a series of investigations using 20% azelaic acid cream as a therapy for acne, it was found that the treatment, compared with its placebo, significantly reduced inflamed lesions after 1 month and non-inflamed lesions after 2 months. No changes in sebum excretion rate occurred, but a significant reduction, 15.9 to 10.5%, of free fatty acids of skin surface lipid was detected after 1 month. The f ...
Pages: 31-34
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Clinical studies of 20% azelaic acid cream in the treatment of acne vulgaris. Comparison with vehicle and topical tretinoin
Katsambas A, Graupe K, Stratigos J
20% azelaic acid cream was compared clinically with it vehicle in a 3-month double-blind study of 92 patients with moderate inflammatory acne. In a single-blind study of 289 patients with comedonal acne, the topical azelaic acid preparation was compared with 0.05% tretinoin cream over a period of 6 months. In both controlled studies, 20% azelaic acid cream significantly reduced the number of acne ...
Pages: 35-39
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Double-blind comparison of azelaic acid and hydroquinone in the treatment of melasma
Verallo-Rowell VM, Verallo V, Graupe K, Lopez-Villafuerte L, Garcia-Lopez M
Melasma is a macular hypermelanosis of the sun-exposed areas of the face and neck. The clinical efficacy of azelaic acid (20%) and hydroquinone creams (2%) in the treatment of this benign pigmentary disorder was compared in a randomized, double-blind study with 155 patients of Indo-Malay-Hispanic origin. The creams were applied twice daily. A broad spectrum sunscreen was used concomitantly. Over a ...
Pages: 58-61
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