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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-40

Clinical pattern of acne vulgaris and its associated conditions in the eastern province of kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A hospital-based clinical study


Department of Dermatology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ali M Al-Ameer
P.O. Box 4609, Hofuf 31982
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 23008670

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Objective: This study aims to review the clinical pattern of acne vulgaris cases referred to one hospital in the Eastern Province. Methods: Two hundred cases diagnosed in the Dermatology Department at King Fahad Hospital of the University (KFHU), Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia were studied Results: Inflammatory acne was the predominant type observed in both males and females (76% and, 79%, respectively). Seborrhea (greasy skin) was the most frequently associated condition 22 (11%) followed by dandruff 8 (4%). The difference between males and females was not statistically significant (p-value = 0.46, 0.93, respectively). In female patients, premenstrual flare was observed in 12 (9.8%), irregular period 5 (4.1%), and hirsutism 3 (2.5%).


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