Acne vulgaris, probiotics and the gut-brain-skin axis - back to the future?

Abstract

Over 70 years have passed since dermatologists John H. Stokes and Donald M. Pillsbury first proposed a gastrointestinal mechanism for the overlap between depression, anxiety and skin conditions such as acne. Stokes and Pillsbury hypothesized that emotional states might alter the normal intestinal microflora, increase intestinal permeability and contribute… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1757-4749-3-1

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