Propionibacterium acnes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Alternate Treatment

  • Clindamycin

  • Doxycycline

  • Ertapenem

Pathogen information

Anaerobic slow-growing gram positive bacillus

Epidemiology

Skin commensal, associated with acne

Associated syndromes

Hardware/foreign body infections

  • Prosthetic joint infections (esp shoulder)

  • CNS device (i.e. VP shunt)

  • Nosocomial meningitis

  • Prosthetic valve endocarditis

  • Infection of pacemaker/ICD