Propionibacterium acnes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

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

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