Topical Antibiotics and Acne

Title: Treatment of acne with topical antibiotics: lessons from clinical studies
Simonart T, Dramaix M
Publication: Br J Dermatol. 2005 Aug;153(2):395-403.

In a review of 50 clinical studies using the topical antibiotic erythromycin to treat acne patients, the authors find that there is a significant decrease in its effectiveness since the drug was introduced in the 1970s. This may signal the development of antibiotic-resistant acne-causing priopionibacteria.

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