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Article
December 1963

The Bacteriology of Acne

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(6):829-831. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590240153025
Abstract

A total of 175 acne lesions, including comedones, papules, pustules, and cysts were examined bacteriologically by smear and culture.

The bacteriology of acne is simple. Two organisms, Corynebacterium acnes and Staphylococcus albus, usually in combination, occupy the various types of acne lesions almost exclusively. Both are regarded as contributors to pathogenesis by secondary infection.

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