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Antimicrobial susceptibility and phylogenetic analysis of Propionibacterium acnes isolated from acne patients in Japan between 2013 and 2015.

DOI: 1346-8138.13913  PMID: 28623856   The prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Propionibacterium acnes strains isolated from acne patients has been increasing in Japan. Here, to estimate the current resistance rate, we tested antimicrobial susceptibility among P. acnes from acne patients having visited a specialized dermatology clinic between 2013 and 2015. Rates of resistance to …

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Synergistic Antibacterial Effects of Chitosan-Caffeic Acid Conjugate against Antibiotic-Resistant Acne-Related Bacteria.

Chitosan-Caffeic

DOI: md15060167  PMID: 28594356 The object of this study was to discover an alternative therapeutic agent with fewer side effects against acne vulgaris, one of the most common skin diseases. Acne vulgaris is often associated with acne-related bacteria such as Propionibacteriumacnes, Staphylococcusepidermidis, Staphylococcusaureus, and Pseudomonasaeruginosa. Some of these bacteria exhibit a …

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Genetic architecture of acne vulgaris.

acne vulgaris

DOI: jdv.14385  PMID: 28593717 Acne vulgaris is a ubiquitary skin disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit resulting from bacterial colonization of hair follicles by Propionibacterium acnes, androgen-induced increased sebum production, altered keratinization and inflammation. Lichtenberger R,  Simpson MA,  Smith C,  Barker J,  Navarini AA

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New Study Examines Differences Between Rosacea and Acne

Rosacea and Acne

While acne and the bumps and pimples of subtype 2 (papulopustular) rosacea may seem similar at first glance, other signs and symptoms make it clear just how different these conditions are. A study published in the Pakistani Journal of Medical Science found that papulopustular rosacea patients were more than three …

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Why Topical Retinoids Are Mainstay of Therapy for Acne

Retinoids

DOI: s13555-017-0185-2  PMID: 28585191 Acne-focused dermatology expert groups have consistently recommended that most patients with acne be treated with a combination of topical retinoid and antimicrobial therapy. This is based on clinical data as well as evidence that these drug classes have different and complementary mechanisms of action that target multiple …

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Exposure to Visible Light Emitted from Smartphones and Tablets Increases the Proliferation of Staphylococcus aureus: Can this be Linked to Acne?

Why Topical Retinoids Are Mainstay of Therapy for Acne

PMID: 28580338 Due to rapid advances in modern technologies such as telecommunication technology, the world has witnessed an exponential growth in the use of digital handheld devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets). This drastic growth has resulted in increased global concerns about the safety of these devices. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and …

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