Propionibacterium acnes Postoperative Shoulder Arthritis: An Emerging Clinical Entity

January 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008 V.46 N.12 P.1884-1886

Brief Report

Pierre Yves Levy1,4, Florence Fenollar1, Andreas Stein2, Frederic Borrione4, Emile Cohen3, Bernhard Lebail4, and Didier Raoult1

1Unité des Rickettsies, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerranée, Clinique la Casamance, Aubagne, France

2Département de Maladies Infectieuses, Hôpital Universitaire Conception, and Clinique la Casamance, Aubagne, France

3Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Marseille, and Clinique la Casamance, Aubagne, France

4Clinique la Casamance, Aubagne, France

The purpose of this study, which involved 276 patients, was to report the importance of  Propionibacterium acnes in shoulder infections. The proportion of patients with shoulder infection who had infection due to P. acnes was significantly greater than the proportion of patients with lower limb infection who had infection due to P. acnes (9 of 16 patients vs. 1 of 233 patients; P<.001 ). This bacterium requires a prolonged incubation period and should not be considered to be a contaminant.

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Infecciones en piel y tej blandos, Infecciones osteo-articulares-musculares, Infecciones relacionadas a prótesis, Infecciones sitio quirurgico, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update.

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