Pathological mechanisms of acne with special emphasis on Propionibacterium acnes and related therapy.

@article{Jappe2003PathologicalMO,
  title={Pathological mechanisms of acne with special emphasis on Propionibacterium acnes and related therapy.},
  author={U T A Jappe},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={241-8}
}
  • U T A Jappe
  • Published 2003 in Acta dermato-venereologica
Acne is a common disease that in cases of extreme disfiguration can have severe consequences for the personality development of young people and is associated with a relatively high prevalence of depression and suicide. Spontaneous regression is common, but acne can extend into the fourth and fifth decades of life. The pathogenesis is still not fully understood. Factors promoting the development of acne are: increased sebum production, ductal cornification, bacterial colonization of the… CONTINUE READING