Department of Dermatology, CHU Nantes, Hôtel-Dieu, Pl. A.-Ricordeau, 44093 Nantes Cedex 1, France.
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antibiotics and erythromycin in particular are extensively used in the treatment
of the inflammatory component of acne, either alone or in combination with
systemic treatment. Their efficacy is essentially linked to antibacterial
activity on Propionibacterium acnes, a microorganism involved in
the development of acne, and to a lesser degree Staphylococcus epidermidis.
In 1976, Leyden  found no evidence of antibiotic resistance in a study