Postoperative Joint Infections Due to Propionibacterium Species: A Case-Control Study

January 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009 V.49 N.7 P.1083-1085

Brief Report

Zeina A. Kanafani1, Daniel J. Sexton2, Brian C. Pien2, Jay Varkey2, Carl Basmania2, and Keith S. Kaye3

1American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

2Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

3Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

We compared 40 patients with Propionibacterium acnes postoperative joint infection to a cohort of uninfected patients. Infection manifested a median of 210 days after surgery. Most patients with joint prostheses underwent hardware removal. Prior joint surgery (odds ratio [OR], 28.2) and male sex (OR, 7.2) were independent risk factors for infection.

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POSTOPERATORIO, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones en piel y tej blandos, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones osteo-articulares-musculares, Infecciones relacionadas a prótesis, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update. Tags: .

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