Which medications are used in the treatment of Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) infections?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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The following information primarily pertains to the treatment of Cutibacterium acne vulgaris.

Antibiotics used to treat anaerobic infections usually suffice for other types of Cutibacterium infections. C acnes is generally highly susceptible to a wide range of antibiotics. These include the penicillins, carbapenems, and clindamycin. In addition, vancomycin and teicoplanin have been used. However, resistance is beginning to emerge. Some of these antibiotics are discussed after the treatment of acne vulgaris. Daptomycin has been used for the treatment of Cutibacterium osteomyelitis. [28]


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