Clinical significance of Propionibacterium acnes recovered from blood cultures: analysis of 524 episodes.

@article{Park2011ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of Propionibacterium acnes recovered from blood cultures: analysis of 524 episodes.},
  author={Hyun Jung Park and Shin Na and Seong Yeon Park and Song Mi Moon and O G Cho and Ki-Ho Park and Yong Pil Chong and Sung-han Kim and Sang Oh Lee and Yang Soo Kim and Jun Hee Woo and Mi Na Kim and Sang Ho Choi},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={1598-601}
}
Of 522 patients with Propionibacterium acnes bacteremia (PAB), 18 (3.5%) had clinically significant PAB. Of these 18 patients, 10 (55.6%) had hospital-acquired bacteremia and 6 (33.3%) had undergone invasive procedures before development of PAB. One patient with a ventricular septal defect presented with infective endocarditis. After the exclusion of 1 patient whose outcome was not available, the overall mortality rate was 5.9% (1/17).