Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections due to Propionibacterium Species

  title={Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections due to Propionibacterium Species},
  author={A. El Rafei and D. DeSimone and M. Sohail and C. DeSimone and J. Steckelberg and W. Wilson and L. Baddour},
  journal={Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology},
Propionibacterium species are part of the normal skin flora and often considered contaminants when identified in cultures. However, they can cause life‐threatening infections, including prosthetic cardiovascular device infections. Clinical presentation and management of cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infection due to Propionibacterium species has not been well described. 
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