Jump to content

PubMed RSS Feed - - [Rosacea : Systemic therapy with retinoids.]


Recommended Posts

[Rosacea : Systemic therapy with retinoids.]

Hautarzt. 2011 Oct 22;

Authors: Thielitz A, Gollnick H

Systemic isotretinoin has been known for decades as an effective and safe therapeutic option in the treatment of severe and refractory forms of rosacea. It can also be used in special treatment-resistant forms of rosacea, e. g. granulomatous rosacea, as efficacious second-line therapy. Previously, the effect of isotretinoin in rosacea has been mainly studied in small cohorts or anecdotal reports. Recently, a big randomized double-blind dose-response and comparative study revealed that an optimized dosage of 0,3 mg/kg was superior to other dosages and non-inferior to doxycycline as gold standard of systemic rosacea treatment and proved effective and safe in papulopustular and phymatous subtypes. However, the substance is still not licensed for this indication The efficacy of isotretinoin in rosacea is probably mainly related to anti-inflammatory mechanisms as well as anti-oxidative, anti-angiogenic and antifibrotic properties. The classical antiseborrheic effect of isotretinoin might play a role in special subtypes like the phymatous type or rosacea fulminans.

PMID: 22015849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?tmpl=NoSidebarfile&db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=22015849&dopt=Abstract = URL to article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms & Rules