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Brain abscess induced by Propionibacterium acnes in a patient with severe chronic sinusitis.

  title={Brain abscess induced by Propionibacterium acnes in a patient with severe chronic sinusitis.},
  author={L. Zaffiri and Rasha Abdulmassih and Shafik Boyaji and Imad Bagh and A. Campbell and M. Loehrke},
  journal={The new microbiologica},
  volume={36 3},
  • L. Zaffiri, Rasha Abdulmassih, +3 authors M. Loehrke
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The new microbiologica
  • Propionibacterium acnes has long been considered a contaminant organism. However, recently the isolation of this emerging pathogen has become a more difficult clinical challenge. Infections of the central nervous system caused by P. acnes have been strongly associated with neurosurgical procedures. We describe a patient with Propionibacterium acnes cerebral abscess developed as consequence of a severe chronic sinus disease. 
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