‘The predominant bacteria in microbiome studies of adult acne is Propionibacterium, whereas in this pediatric population we saw a lot of Streptococcus bacteria. After treatment, the microbiomes of intervention group participants more closely resembled those of control group participants.’
The preadolescent acne microbiome: A prospective, randomized, pilot study investigating characterization and effects of acne therapy. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017;00:1–4. https://doi.org/10.1111/pde.13261, , , et al.
A recent study finds that “the overall prevalence of self-reported acne was 57.8% and was highest in the 15- to 17-year-old age group” with heredity as the main risk factor for developing acne.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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