Propionibacterium acnes colonization in acne and nonacne

  • Leyden J
  • McGinley K
  • Vowels B
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Abstract

Propionibacterium acnes is a number of the resident bacterial flora and resides in sebaceous follicles. Age-related and body-dependent quantitative differences exist, indicating the role of sebum as an important ecological factor for P. acnes. Acne patients demonstrate marked increases in this organism which generates inflammation through a variety of mechanisms.

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  • Acne, age and body differences
  • Propionibacterium acnes

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Authors

  • J. J. Leyden

  • K. J. McGinley

  • B. Vowels

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