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Drug Resistance Not a Risk in Acne Treatment: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Study



4/12/2011 7:16:37 AM

(Reuters Health) - People who are prescribed certain antibiotics for acne - even those who take them for months at a time - are unlikely to develop bacteria resistant to those drugs, according to a new study. The finding is surprising given what researchers know about bacteria's ability to adapt to common antibiotics and become immune to their effects, the authors say in the Archives of Dermatology.

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