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Claims for Patent: 4,713,394

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Claims for Patent: 4,713,394

Title: Treatment of nonacne inflammatory and infectious dermatoses and hair loss
Abstract:Dermatoses involving nonacne inflammatory dermatoses, infectious cutaneous diseases, and hair loss resulting from inflammation or hormonal anomalies are treated with dicarboxylic acids containing 7 to 13 carbon atoms, or certain mercapto derivatives or salts thereof.
Inventor(s): Thornfeldt; Carl R. (Ontario, OR)
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Application Number:06/873,859
Patent Claims: 1. A method for the treatment of skin suffering from a condition selected from the group consisting of nonacne inflammatory dermatoses, infectious cutaneous disease, and inflammatory and hormone hair loss, said method comprising applying to the affected area a therapeutically effective amount of azelaic acid.

2. A method for the treatment of skin suffering from nonacne inflammation, said method comprising applying to the affected area a therapeutically effective amount of a dermatological formulation containing from about 2% to about 40% by weight of a compound selected from the group consisting of straight-chain dicarboxylic acids having 7 to 13 carbon atoms, mercapto derivatives thereof and salts thereof.

3. A method for the treatment of skin suffering from an infectious cutaneous disease condition, said method comprising applying to the affected area a therapeutically effective amount of a dermatological formulation containing from about 2% to about 40% by weight of a compound selected from the group consisting of straight-chain dicarboxylic acids having 7 to 13 carbon atoms, mercapto derivatives thereof and salts thereof.

4. A method for the treatment of skin suffering from nonacne inflammation or infection of the dermis, epidermis, or adnexa, said method comprising applying to the affected area a therapeutically effective amount of a dermatological formulation containing from about 15% to about 20% by weight of azelaic acid.

5. A method for treatment of skin suffering hair loss resulting from inflammatory or hormonal anomalies, said method comprising applying to the affected area a therapeutically effective amount of a dermatological formulation containing from about 15% to about 20% by weight of azelaic acid.
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