Investigating a possible relationship between adolescent acnes and carrying Staphylococcus aureus on skins

Arık, İrem (2014) Investigating a possible relationship between adolescent acnes and carrying Staphylococcus aureus on skins. Other thesis, TED ANKARA KOLEJİ.

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It is estimated that 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks. While especially teenagers are very concerned with the problem, the reasons for it can be further investigated. Very little research has been done on possible bacterial interference on skin between Propionibacterium acnes, which causes acne and Staphylococcus aureus, an opportunistic bacteria that lives on skin. Therefore, the objective of this extended essay is to investigate a possible relationship between acnes and carrying Staphylococcus aureus on skins of teenagers. This essay examines to what extent carrying Staphylococcus aureus on skin affects the number and distribution of acnes and pimples. The research question being investigated was: “Is there any positive correlation between having Staphylococcus aureus on skin of adolescent people and formation of acne outbreaks on their skin?” It was hypothesized that; the number and dispersal of adolescent acnes on skin doesn’t change the probability to carry Staphylococcus aureus on skin. In order to test the hypothesis and to answer the research question, volunteer students were grouped into 4 categories considering their gender, age and whether they have acnes on skin or not. Bacterial samples were collected from the skin flora of these students, Staphylococcus aureus population was cultured on blood agar plate and left for incubation of 24 hours in laboratory conditions. Resultantly, five out of twenty students were carriers of Staphylococcus aureus on skin. Four of the carriers were selected as students without acne on skin, whereas only one belonged to the group that represented students with acnes. Also, four of them were male where one was a female. The results and statistical analysis revealed by the chi-square test showed that there was no correlation between having acnes on skin and carrying Staphylococcus aureus on skin.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Hasan ALTINIŞIK, IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent acnes, Staphylococcus, skins
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 06:38
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 06:38

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