Propionibacterium acnes

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Pro·pi·on·i·bac·te·ri·um ac·'nes

a species of bacteria commonly found in acne pustules, although it occurs in other types of lesions in humans and even as a saprophyte in the intestine, skin, hair follicles, and in sewage.

Propionibacterium acnes

A gram-positive bacillus that may be part of the normal skin flora, but can also be pathogenic in acne, wounds, and infected prosthetic devices. It was formerly called Corynebacterium acnes.


gram-positive pleomorphic rods which are common skin residents, found also in dairy products and the alimentary tract.

Propionibacterium acnes
activates macrophages, increases proliferation of lymphoblasts, and stimulates resistance to bacterial infection. Used as a bacterial immunostimulant.
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RECENT WORK HAS highlighted distinct differences in the cutaneous microbiota of acne sufferers versus those who tend not to "break out," specifically, decreased bacterial diversity, increased Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus aureus, and importantly, specific ribotypes of P.
But we found an antibody to a toxic protein that P.
Laser and Other Light Therapies: These devices reduce the p.
The scientists looked at two little microbes that share a big name: Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium thriving in our pores that can trigger acne; and P.
As the keratinous plug continues to accumulate and P.
To prove the anti-inflammatory effects of herbs, polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) and monocytes were treated with culture supernatant of P.
So while antibiotics, which fight bacteria, are useful against infections caused by P.
Drug therapy is aimed at reducing several problems that play a part in causing acne: abnormal clumping of cells in the follicles, increased oil production, the bacterium P.
Topical clindamycin has demonstrated in vitro bactericidal activity against P.
The topical and/or oral application of antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin and clindamycin is effective in acne therapy because these antibiotics inhibit the proliferation of P.
3% Emollient Foam compared to a commercially available prescription benzoyl peroxide 8% cleanser in reducing the level of P.
1) The pathogenesis of acne vulgaris is multifactorial, attributed to the interaction of four main factors: comedogenesis associated with obstruction of sebaceous follicles, production of sebum associated with androgenic stimulation of the sebaceous glands, proliferation of Propionibacterium acnes, and inflammation related--directly or indirectly--to P.