Propionibacterium acnes: infection beyond the skin

@article{Perry2011PropionibacteriumAI,
  title={Propionibacterium acnes: infection beyond the skin},
  author={A. Perry and P. Lambert},
  journal={Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={1149 - 1156}
}
  • A. Perry, P. Lambert
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Propionibacterium acnes is a Gram-positive bacterium that forms part of the normal flora of the skin, oral cavity, large intestine, the conjunctiva and the external ear canal. Although primarily recognized for its role in acne, P. acnes is an opportunistic pathogen, causing a range of postoperative and device-related infections. These include infections of the bones and joints, mouth, eye and brain. Device-related infections include those of joint prostheses, shunts and prosthetic heart valves… Expand
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