3 years ago

A profile of Propionibacterium acnes resistance and sensitivity at a tertiary dermatological centre in Singapore

J. Teo, D. Aw, V. Long, M. Toh, S. H. Lee, S. S. Yang, C. Tan, M. M. Liau
Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a key component in the pathogenesis of acne. Both topical and oral antibiotics are key therapeutic options. Unfortunately, antibiotic resistance is rapidly increasing globally. Many countries have reported greater than 50% of P.acnes strains acquiring resistance to topical macrolides1-3. In Singapore, antibiotic resistance rates of 8% in 19994 rising to 14.9%5 in 2007 were reported. We aimed to update the local prevalence of antibiotic resistance and identify features which may distinguish patients demonstrating antibiotic resistance from those who are pan-sensitive. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/bjd.16380

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