Antibiotics for Acne Alter Skin Microbiome

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Dr-Luis Garza

Dr. Garza

Luis Garza, MD-PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21287

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?  Do you think these findings would be similar with other antibiotics (oral or topical) or with isotretinoin for acne?

Response: We prescribe antibiotics frequently for acne. We certainly know it affects our normal and abnormal bacteria on our skin. But we don’t fully understand how well or not people recover from antibiotics. 

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: There are variable recovery rates on the bacteria that live on our skin after antibiotics in people. Some bacteria are still altered months after stopping antibiotics. 

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: We need more studies to understand how our normal bacteria recover from systemic antibiotics. 

Thanks for your interest! No disclosures.

Citation:

Chien AL, Tsai J, Leung S, et al. Association of Systemic Antibiotic Treatment of Acne With Skin Microbiota Characteristics. JAMA Dermatol. Published online February 13, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.5221

Feb 15, 2019 @ 4:12 pm

 

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