Click to search

Antibiotic resistance in acne treatment.

Review article
Humphrey S. Skin Therapy Lett. 2012.

Abstract

Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is an anaerobic bacteria implicated in the pathogenesis of acne. The last 30 years have witnessed an alarming increase in resistance to antibiotics commonly employed to treat acne. Antibiotic resistance in acne represents a significant international public health concern because resistance can occur in more pathogenic bacteria than P. acnes, and an increase in pathogenic P. acnes has been reported. Current treatment guidelines offer strategies to limit the potential for resistance while achieving optimal outcome in the management of inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne.

PMID

23032935 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Full text

 Citation 4 of 116 Back to results