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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-59

Propionibacterium acnes (Cutibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: The latest updates of antimicrobial activity


1 Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus
2 Department of Microbiology, Vocational School of Health Services, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meryem Güvenir
Department of Microbiology, Vocational School of Health Services, Near East University, Nicosia
Cyprus
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/TJD.TJD_5_19

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Propionibacterium acnes is commonly recognized for its acne pathogenesis. P. acnes produces chemotactic substances and activates the complement system. Resistant P. acnes strains were explained more than 40 years ago. For that reason, new antimicrobial agents for the topical treatment of skin infections have been researched, and it has been determined that plant extracts may be an alternative treatment for acne. In this review, antimicrobial studies of P. acnes have been reviewed.


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