Pathogens
Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes

Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes

Susceptibilities

General Information

  • Ceftriaxone

  • Vancomycin

  • Tetracyclines

  • Clindamycin

  • Pleomorphic slow-growing gram positive bacillus

  • Incubation time may require up to 14 days

Inhabits skin, nasopharynx, GI/GU tract

Hardware/foreign body infections:

  • Prosthetic joint infections
  • Prosthetic endovascular infections
  • CNS device (i.e. VP shunt)