Asked by Robert Sistrunk on Mar 10, 2024



Acne is caused by

A) testosterone.
B) sebum.
C) abnormal keratinization of hair follicles.
D) Propionibacterium.
E) All of the choices are correct.


A genus of bacteria known for its role in the fermentation process and its presence on human skin, where it can affect acne.


A primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid, crucial for the development of male reproductive tissues and secondary sexual characteristics.


An oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands in the skin that helps to keep the skin and hair moisturized.

  • Explain the causes and effects of common skin conditions and disorders.

Verified Answer

Kaitlyn Fricke

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Acne is a complex condition influenced by several factors: testosterone can increase sebum production; sebum, when overproduced, can clog pores; abnormal keratinization of hair follicles can lead to blockages; and Propionibacterium acnes is a bacteria that can exacerbate acne by infecting blocked pores. Therefore, all of the choices contribute to the development of acne.