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The in vitro antimicrobial evaluation of commercially essential oils and their combinations against acne.

DOI: ics.12456  PMID: 29574906   The study investigated the efficacy of commercial essential oil combinations against the two pathogens responsible for acne with the aim to identify synergy and favourable oils to possibly use in a blend.Antimicrobial activity was assessed using the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assay against Staphylococcus epidermidis (ATCC 2223) …

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Th17/Treg imbalance in hidradentitis suppurativa/acne inversa: the link to hair follicle dissection, obesity, smoking, and autoimmune comorbidities.

DOI: bjd.16561  PMID: 29573406   Disintegration of the infundibula of terminal hair follicles (HF) in intertriginous skin areas exhibits the histological hallmark of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)/acne inversa, featuring a dissecting terminal hair folliculitis. Elevated serum levels of interleukin 17 and local increase in the ratio of proinflammatory Th17 cells and antiinflammatory regulatory …

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