Propionibacterium acnes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

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

Prosthetic valve endocarditis