John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Different cutaneous innate immunity profiles in acne patients with and without atrophic scars Volume 26, issue 1, January-February 2016


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1 Dermato-Oncology department,
Nantes Hospital,
1 place Alexis Ricordeau,
44093 Nantes, France
Inserm U892,
CNRS 6299,
9 quai Moncousu,
44093 Nantes cedex 1, France
3 Biostatistic department,
PIMES, Hôpital St Jacques,
CHU Nantes,
44093 Nantes, France
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  • Key words: acne, scar, cutaneous immunity
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2015.2713
  • Page(s) : 68-74
  • Published in: 2016

Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease frequently inducing scars. As acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous follicle, the inflammation is more often deeply located, in the dermis or in the hypodermis, explaining the development of these scars. The healing of an acne lesion includes three successive phases [1]. Firstly, an“inflammatory phase” starts with presence of granulocytes, lymphocytes and macrophages around the pilosebaceous follicle. Many inflammatory cytokines and growth factors [...]