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Description:This illustration depicts a photomicrograph of Propionibacterium (Corynebacterium) acnes bacteria from a facial pustule, using Gram-stain technique.
P. acnes is associated with the disease acne, an infection within the skin's oil producing glands, leading to the formation of pimples. Hormones play a crucial role in this process.
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Links:National Institues of Health - Questions and Answers About Acne
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