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

(prō-pē-ŏn-ĭ-băk-tĕr′ē-ŭm)
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.
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Propionibacterium acnes lens abscess after traumatic implantation of intralenticular cilia.
Suppression of polymorphonuclear leucocyte chemotactic factor production in Propionibacterium acnes by subminimal inhibitory concentrations of tetracycline, ampicillin, minocycline, and erythromycin.
Corvec, "Propionibacterium acnes, an emerging pathogen: From acne to implant-infections, from phylotype to resistance," Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses, vol.
Ko et al., "Antibiotic susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes isolated from acne vulgaris in Korea," The Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Inclusion criteria (i) Bone and/or joint involvement associated with palmoplantar pustulosis and psoriasis vulgaris, or hidradenitis suppurativa (ii) Bone and/or joint involvement associated with severe acne (iii) Isolated sterile hyperostosis/osteitis (adults) (a) (iv) Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (children) (v) Bone and/or joint involvement associated with chronic bowel diseases Exclusion criteria (i) Infectious osteitis (ii) Tumoral conditions of the bone (iii) Noninfammatory condensing lesions of the bone (a) With the exception of Propionibacterium acnes.
Regarding infectious etiology, Propionibacterium acnes have been isolated in biopsy specimens of both the bone and synovium [7, 8], but despite this, antibiotic trials are not found to be effective [7].
The pathogenesis of acne is attributed to increased sebum production, inflammatory processes, follicular hyperproliferation, and the proliferation of Propionibacterium acnes (P.
demonstrated that Propionibacterium acnes can inhibit the growth of methicillin-resistant S.
Antibacterial activity: Damong maria possesses a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity and notable activity against Streptococcus pyogenes and Propionibacterium acnes using the disk diffusion method.
Bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) move in and the skin erupts in pustules, nodules (bumps) and cysts.
Widespread use of antibiotics has raised concerns regarding resistance in Propionibacterium acnes and other host commensals.