The antiviral effects of aqueous extracts of Terminalis chebula Retz., Sanguisorba officinalis L., Rubus coreanus Miq. and Rheum palmatum L. were examined by a cell culture system using a hepatitis B virus (HBV) producing cell line, HepG2 2.2.15. The extracts were assayed for the inhibition of HBV multiplication by measurement of HBV DNA and surface antigen (HBsAg) levels in the extracellular medium of HepG2 2.2.15 cells after an 8-day treatment.
Regarding treatment of acne vulgaris and rosacea, there is not much difference between hospital and practice nor among practicing dermatologists. Most of the assistants performing the important physical-manual treatment have had the same training. After analytical conversation and etiologic as well as diagnostic classification, the patients undergo the following manual treatment: cleansing, astringing, removing of comedones, massage, face pack, and covering with tinted emulsion.
Morbihan's disease is a rare condition characterized by chronic persistent erythema and edema of the upper half of the face. Therapeutic regimens such as X-ray irradiation, lymphatic massage, interferon gamma injections, antihistamines, and high-dose antibiotics are often unsatisfactory. Promising results in some patients have been achieved by a systemic combination therapy of isotretinoin with ketotifen or clofazimine. Excision of redundant edematous tissue may be an alternative.