Propionibacterium Acnes

Propionibacterium acnes is also called cutibacterium acnes. It is a slow-growing, anaerobic, and gram-positive bacteria. It causes acne in the skin. It also causes chronic blepharitis and endophthalmitis after undergoing intraocular surgery. Penicillin and Cephalosporins are effective against propionibacterium acnes.

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Do antibiotics help in treating acne?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do antibiotics clear acne? Is bacteria the cause of acne? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Yes, acne is caused by a bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, but beside this other factors also play in forming acne. Change in keratinization pattern in pilosebaceous unit, which leads to a keratinous material to cause blocking of sebum secre...  Read Full »

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