Propionibacterium acnes

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic slow-growing gram positive bacillus

Epidemiology

Skin commensal, associated with acne

Associated syndromes

Hardware/foreign body infections:

  • Prosthetic joint infections

  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis

  • Infection of pacemaker/ICD

  • CNS device (i.e. VP shunt) - nosocomial meningitis