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July 1932

BLOOD SUGAR METABOLISM IN CERTAIN DERMATOSES: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACNE VULGARIS

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(1):1-10. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030004001
Abstract

In a recent paper Strickler and Saylor1 reported the results of a preliminary investigation of blood sugar in acne vulgaris. In all the eighty-seven determinations made by them, there were only 10 per cent showing hyperglycemia, and the conclusions drawn were that hyperglycemia could not be said to characterize acne, nor did any relation appear to exist between changes in the blood sugar and the course of the disease. Although reports of numerous investigators are not in close agreement, the idea that blood sugar and acne are related seems as yet to be accepted in many quarters. The suggestion has frequently been made that the blood sugar in acne may vary periodically, following more or less regularly periods of activity and remission. Although this latter conception seems highly improbable, yet it is possible that single determinations made on groups of patients could have led to erroneous conclusions.

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