Home / Acne / The antibiotic susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from acne.

The antibiotic susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from acne.

PMID: 8014270  

We studied the susceptibility of antimicrobial agents to Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis) isolated from acne patients. We measured the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the following five drugs: roxithromycin (RXM), erythromycin (EM), clindamycin (CLDM), minocycline (MINO) and ofloxacin (OFLX), which are frequently used to treat acne and skin infections. We found many resistant strains of S. epidermidis and some resistant strains of P. acnes. There was a correlation between the resistance of S. epidermidis and the former therapy for acne, but no distinct correlation between the resistance of P. acnes and the former therapy for acne.

Nishijima S,  Akamatsu H,  Akamatsu M,  Kurokawa I,  Asada Y

About

Check Also

Optimizing the use of topical retinoids in Asian acne patients.

DOI: 1346-8138.14314  PMID: 29611225   Acne vulgaris is a common disease among people in Asia. International guidelines and treatment recommendations emphasize the central role of topical retinoids in the management of acne. However, topical retinoids remain underutilized in clinical practise, which may be in part due to fear of retinoid-associated dermatitis/lack of experience, particularly in Asian patients. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *