Propionibacterium acnes infection after shoulder arthroplasty: a diagnostic challenge.

@article{Dodson2010PropionibacteriumAI,
  title={Propionibacterium acnes infection after shoulder arthroplasty: a diagnostic challenge.},
  author={Christopher C. Dodson and Edward V. Craig and Frank A. Cordasco and David M. Dines and Joshua S. Dines and Edward Dicarlo and Barry D. Brause and Russell F. Warren},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={303-7}
}
HYPOTHESIS This study reviewed a series of patients diagnosed with Propionibacterium acnes infection after shoulder arthroplasty in order to describe its clinical presentation, the means of diagnosis, and provide options for treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 2002 to 2006, 11 patients diagnosed with P acnes infection after shoulder arthroplasty were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed for (1) clinical diagnosis; (2) laboratory data, including white blood cell count, erythrocyte… CONTINUE READING

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