Acne: Transient Arrest in the Homeostatic Host–Microbiota Dialog?

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We propose that acne vulgaris represents a naturally developing, transient inflammatory interaction of adolescent facial skin with its new microbial/chemical milieu (Cutibacterium acnes, sebum), replacing a state of previous childhood skin homeostasis. This concept might explain why acne is characterized by strong regional and age specificity, prevalent occurrence, and resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-876
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Immunology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • Cutibacterium acnes
  • acne
  • homeostasis
  • inflammation
  • microbiota
  • sebum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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