The skin and gut microbiome and its role in common dermatologic conditions

Samantha R. Ellis, Mimi Nguyen, Alexandra R. Vaughn, Manisha Notay, Waqas A. Burney, Simran Sandhu, Raja K. Sivamani

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Microorganisms inhabit various areas of the body, including the gut and skin, and are important in maintaining homeostasis. Changes to the normal microflora due to genetic or environmental factors can contribute to the development of various disease states. In this review, we will discuss the relationship between the gut and skin microbiome and various dermatological diseases including acne, psoriasis, rosacea, and atopic dermatitis. In addition, we will discuss the impact of treatment on the microbiome and the role of probiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number550
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2019


  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Gut
  • Microbiome
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Microbiology (medical)


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