Propionibacterium acnes

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Propionibacterium acnes by Mind Map: Propionibacterium acnes

1. What is Propionibacterium acnes

1.1. Propionibacterium acnes is a bacteria that can colonize the the skin and hair follicles. This bacteria is the primary pathogenic agent responsible for acne vulgaris.

2. infections caused by P. acnes

2.1. Acne vulgaris

3. How to treat infections acne vulgaris

3.1. Unplugging skin pores and stopping them from getting plugged with oil (tretinoin, which is sold as Retin-A).

3.2. Killing bacteria (antibiotics).

3.3. Reducing the amount of skin oil (isotretinoin).

4. Scintific classification

4.1. Kingdom: Bacteria Phylum: Actinobacteria Order: Actinomycetales Family: Propionibacteriaceae Genus: Propionibacterium Species: P. acnes

5. The primary source of food for P. acnes : sebum