Acne Vulgaris


  • Cutibacterium (ex. Propionibacterium) acnes (but not likely sole causative factor)
  • Pathogenesis: It is a primary inflammatory condition that involves: (1) abnormal follicular keratinization and occlusion; (2) excessive oil/sebum production; (3) bacterial superinfection (P. acnes); and (4) release of inflammatory mediators.

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Last updated: October 8, 2023