Biofilm formation by Propionibacterium acnes
on biomaterials in vitro and in vivo; impact on diagnosis and treatment.
The most common organisms in the hospital sepsis cohort Organism n Escherichia coli 3 Alpha streptococci 3 Beta hemolytic streptococci 3 Staphylococcus aureus 2 Coagulase-negative staphylococci 2 Bacteroides fragilis 1 Proteus mirabilis 1 Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 Streptococcus pneumoniae 1 Enterococcus faecalis 1 Propionibacterium acnes
1 Capnocytophaga canimorsus 1
Eradication of Propionibacterium acnes
biofilms by plant extracts and putative identification of icariin, resveratrol and salidroside as active compounds.
The virus, called a phage, is naturally built to target and kill bacteria that cause acne - Propionibacterium acnes
, BBC health reported.
Recent advances in the better understanding of how organisms behave and of microbiological techniques such as sonification of the biofilm around the implant and prolonged culture have produced numerous reports showing that in cases labelled aseptic loosening, organisms of low virulence such as Propionibacterium acnes
(a skin commensal) can be identified in up to 72% of cases.
First, anaerobic contaminants are rare in blood cultures and generally involve Propionibacterium acnes
The potential use of Echinacea in acne: control of Propionibacterium acnes
growth and inflammation.
Sebocytes express functional cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides and can act to kill Propionibacterium acnes
The Propionibacterium acnes
bacterium lives on normal skin but in those prone to acne, the build-up of sebum creates an environment in which these bacteria can multiply.
Ethanol in combination with cPA exerts a synergistic bactericidal activity against gram-negative pathogenic bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Propionibacterium acnes
, Escherichia coli, and several methacillinresistant strains of S.
3-4) Tea tree oil has been shown to inhibit or kill many detrimental micro-organisms such as Eschericia coli, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Propionibacterium acnes
, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pyogenes, detrimental fungi on the skin, Candida albicans, Pityrosporum ovale, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, detrimental protozoa, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1-2.
PYN6 has also shown significant activity against the Propionibacterium acnes
organism that causes acne.