Inflammation in acne vulgaris

J Am Acad Dermatol. 1995 Aug;33(2 Pt 1):247-53. doi: 10.1016/0190-9622(95)90243-0.


Recent findings suggest that an overly vigorous immune response to Propionibacterium acnes may be the fundamental problem in patients with inflammatory acne. These data and evidence for the antiinflammatory effects of acne medications are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acne Vulgaris* / drug therapy
  • Acne Vulgaris* / immunology
  • Fatty Acids, Nonesterified
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation*
  • Propionibacterium acnes / immunology*
  • Skin / pathology


  • Fatty Acids, Nonesterified