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December 1963

The Pathogenic Role of Corynebacterium Acnes in Acne Vulgaris

Author Affiliations


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

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(6):832-833. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590240156026

Corynebacterium acnes injected into sterile steatocystomas proliferate vigorously and convert these quiescent cysts into inflammatory lesions through rupture of the wall. It is proposed that the organism is responsible for a similar sequence in the comedones of acne vulgaris.

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