Accession Number : AD0762130

Title :   Tropical Acne: Clinical and Laboratory Investigations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Charles W. ; Griffin,Tommy B. ; Henning,David R. ; Akers,William A.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Observations were made on the clinical, biochemical, histopathological and microbiological parameters of eleven 'tropical acne patients.' All tropical acne patients in the study had a previous history of mild to moderate acne vulgaris prior to their tour in Vietnam. The type of lesions which developed in the tropical acne patients were clinically and histopathologically identical to those seen in severe pustular, cystic acne patients. The striking difference is the sparing of the face and the widespread distribution, including both arms and the legs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTEGUMENTARY DISEASES, TROPICAL REGIONS), EXTREMITIES, MEDICINE, BIOCHEMISTRY, PATHOLOGY, HISTOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE