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Acne (but not its treatments) is linked to inflammatory bowel disease

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   24 January 2023
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Takeaway

  • Youth and middle-aged adults with acne managed without systemic medications were more likely to receive an IBD diagnosis than peers without acne; however, among those with acne, treatment with oral antibiotics in the tetracycline class or with isotretinoin did not significantly increase risk.

Why this matters

  • The findings may help...

          

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