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September 2005

Acne, Antibiotics, and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(9):1157-1158. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.9.1157

In this issue of the ARCHIVES, Margolis et al1 report for the first time that there is a statistically significant association between antibiotic use in acne and the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). Their findings will likely stimulate considerable discussion, especially given the increasing public awareness and concern about antibiotic use in general.

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