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Azelaic acid 20% cream (AZELEX) and the medical management of acne vulgaris.

Author(s): Gibson JR

Affiliation(s): State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

Publication date & source: 1997-10, Dermatol Nurs., 9(5):339-44.

Publication type: Review

Azelaic acid 20% cream (AZELEX) is a novel anti-acne agent with antimicrobial activity and keratinization-normalizing properties. In acne it is broadly comparable in efficacy to 0.05% tretinoin, 5% benzoyl peroxide, and 2% erythromycin, but is less irritating than tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide.

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