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December 1963

The Pathogenic Role of Corynebacterium Acnes in Acne Vulgaris

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.