Gram Negative Folliculitis Lindenhurst NY

There is a type of acne caused by gram negative bacteria. This is very unusual. All other acne are caused by gram positive bacteria. Gram negative bacteria generally cause infections of organs inside the body and very rarely on the skin. Any infection caused by a gram negative bacteria is considered serious.

Local Companies

Marjan Tabibzadeh
(516) 829-5117
230 Middle Neck Rd # 3
Great Neck, NY
Aaron Freilich
(516) 627-6622
800 Community Dr # 3
Manhasset, NY
Warren Kossowsky
(516) 295-5588
139 Midgely Dr
Hewlett, NY
Rich Benson
(718) 883-2232
2573 Iris Lane
Bellmore, NY
Paul Lee
(631) 669-2555
540 Union Blvd
West Islip, NY
Leslie Taft Aiuto
(516) 622-5050
865 Northern Blvd. Suite 101
Great Neck, NY
Bruce Shulman
(516) 365-1600
444 Community Dr # 3
Manhasset, NY
Chi Nkpa Lazz
(718) 615-3263
25733 144th Ave
Rosedale, NY
Steven Seiden
(516) 763-2800
242 Merrick Rd # 402
Rockville Centre, NY
Bernardita Lazo
(516) 541-7492
1035 Park Blvd
Massapequa Park, NY
Data Provided by:
  

There is a type of acne caused by gram negative bacteria. This is very unusual. All other acne are caused by gram positive bacteria.

Gram negative bacteria generally cause infections of organs inside the body and very rarely on the skin. Any infection caused by a gram negative bacteria is considered serious.

Gram stain just denotes whether the cell membrane of the bacteria is stained positive or negative with a special stain. In general, gram negative bacteria have the potential to secrete toxic byproducts which can cause intense inflammation and infection.

The acne caused by the gram negative species is severe and requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. Individuals who take antibiotics for long periods for other conditions are the ones who are most prone to gram negative bacteria acne.

Gram negative folliculitis is a rare condition and occurs equally in both males and females.

Gram Negative Folliculitis is a bacterial infection characterized by pustules and cysts. The cysts are extremely large and conspicuous. The cysts are generally painful to touch.

The unfortunate thing is that many of these gram negative bacteria are resistant to most antibiotics. The basic treatment for this type of acne is with Accutane and a few select group of antibiotics.

The response to treatment is variable but scars always occur.

Click here to read more from DermaNetwork.org