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 JCDSA  Vol.4 No.3 , June 2014
Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Acne in the Dermatology Department of the Teaching Hospital of Parakou (Benin)
Abstract: Introduction: Acne is an affection that concerns 80% of young people in the world with a significant impact on their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to determine the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the acne in the Dermatology Department of the Teaching Hospital of Parakou (THP). Patients and Methods: We achieved a cross sectional study carrying on 167 files collected on a 20-month period in the Dermatology Department of the THP. Results: The prevalence of the acne was 31.21%. Female subjects represented 69.46%. Vulgaris acne was the most prevailing clinical form (47.30%). A peak of frequency was noted in the age bracket of 21 - 25 years in the 2 sexes. The lesions were mainly located on the face (82.63%). Some factors influencing the eruption have been evoked by the patients notably: foods, cosmetics products and stress respectively to 41.00%, 33.33% and 25.67%. Conclusion: Our study allowed confirming the female ascendancy of acne. Besides, the adults are more represented, precisely women because of depigmenting practice. It seems in favor of an influence of the food in the intervening of the acne. Vulgaris acne was the predominant clinical form as described in literature.
Keywords: Acne, Epidemiology, Foods
Cite this paper: Adégbidi, H. , Koudoukpo, C. , Atadokpèdé, F. , Ango-Padonou, F. and Yédomon, H. (2014) Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Acne in the Dermatology Department of the Teaching Hospital of Parakou (Benin). Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, 4, 129-134. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2014.43018.
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