Propionibacterium acnes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Anaerobic slow-growing Gram-positive bacilli

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