MEDtube Science 2019 - Review of acne treatment options in pregnancy

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Acne is a chronic disease in which a dysfunction of the pilosebaceous apparatus of the skin is accompanied by excess sebum production. It may be clinically classified as mild, moderate and severe. Although many effective treatments against acne exist, their known and unknown effects on embryogenesis prevent doctors from prescription to pregnant women. Another factor hindering efficient treatment would be the uncertainty regarding acne course in a gravid. The following review summarizes topical and oral therapies, as well as procedure-based therapies, considering the severity of acne in patients.

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