I've attached 2 recent research articles describing the link between bacterial acne and malassezia fungus. I've also attached a summary of the 2011 Korean article for easier reading.
Medical science is great, but a research article doesn't do anything to treat the problem, so I've also attached my own article concerning successful treatments and experiences with over-the-counter and home compounded antifungal products. This is the same article I posted yesterday in the thread http://www.acne.org/...m-folliculitis/, but I started a new thread to reach more people.
The treatments I describe are over-the-counter and legal, because last year the FDA issued a ruling that allows consumers to purchase prescription medicine from countries that have no prescription laws, like China, India and Thailand, for your own use only. You may have to google heavily to find these products, as Google recently paid a large fine for its featured ads on non-US pharmacies that the FDA alleged had misrepresented their status as US pharmacies.
The number of posts at this forum describing skin problems and medical experiences exactly like mine is incredible -- people suffering for years and spending thousands of dollars without getting better.