Acne and bacteria

Hirohiko Akamatsu, Setsuko Nishijima, Yoshiki Miyachi

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When bacteria are isolated from acne lesions, P. Acnes, Propionibacterium granulosum, and Staphylococcus epidermidis are typically detected. In many cases, P. Acnes alone or a mixture of P. Acnes and S. epidermidis is detected. Among these bacterial species, P. Acnes plays the most important role in the onset of acne. In this article, we focus on acne and P. Acnes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathogenesis and Treatment of Acne and Rosacea
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783540693758
ISBN (Print)3540693742, 9783540693741
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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