Antibiotic resistance and acne: where we stand and what the future holds

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is described as "a global public health challenge" and a "major health security challenge of the 21st century" by global health authorities,1 and there is a growing need for dermatologists to counteract it in their treatments of acne.3,4 Antibiotic limiting regimens, such as a combination of topical retinoids and benzoyl peroxide, have shown effectiveness in the treatment of acne; and topical probiotics could also play a needed role.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)s66-s70
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume13
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2014

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