Pathogens
Cutibacterium (formerly Propionibacterium) acnes

Cutibacterium (formerly Propionibacterium) acnes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

Anaerobic slow-growing gram positive bacillus

Skin commensal, associated with acne

Hardware/foreign body infections:

  • Prosthetic joint infections
  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis
  • Infection of pacemaker/ICD
  • CNS device (i.e. VP shunt) - nosocomial meningitis