Propionibacterium acnes Resistance: A Worldwide Problem

@article{Eady2003PropionibacteriumAR,
  title={Propionibacterium acnes Resistance: A Worldwide Problem},
  author={E. A. Eady and M. Gloor and J. Leyden},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={206},
  pages={54 - 56}
}
  • E. A. Eady, M. Gloor, J. Leyden
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Antibiotic therapy directed against Propionibacterium acnes has been a mainstay of treatment for more than 40 years. Despite years of widespread use of systemic tetracyclines and erythromycin, change in P. acnes sensitivity to antibiotics was not seen until the early 1980s. The first clinically relevant changes in P. acnes antibiotic sensitivity were found in the USA shortly after the introduction of topical formulations of erythromycin and clindamycin. By the late 1980s, P. acnes strains with… CONTINUE READING
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