Teledermatology vs. Face-to-Face Visits in the Follow-Up of Patients With Acne

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    University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Updated on 26 January 2021


Acne vulgaris is a common cutaneous inflammatory condition of sebaceous follicles that can profoundly affect patients' quality of life, especially at a young age. In this context the use of teledermatology can potentially reduce the healthcare costs associated to traditional consultations as well as the costs related to travel and loss of school/working time for the patient, with a clear benefit for the whole community. Since 2016, the Department of Dermatology at Inselspital Hospital in Bern has a portal and a smartphone app for online advice service.

Hereby the investigators propose to explicitly investigate the efficacy of this system in reducing healthcare costs as compared to traditional face-to-face consultations, in a cohort of patients with mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris.

Condition Acne Vulgaris, Acne, acnes
Treatment Face-to-face consultation, Teledermatology
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04593004
SponsorUniversity Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Last Modified on26 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 18 yrs and 28 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Acne or Acne Vulgaris?
Do you have any of these conditions: Acne Vulgaris or Acne or acnes?
Given written informed consent
Mild-to-moderate acne as assessed by IGA scale
Willingness and ability to adhere the study protocol

Exclusion Criteria

Need for systemic therapy for acne with Isotretinoin
Inability to use the teledermatology system
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