Propionibacterium acnes is a common colonizer of intravascular catheters.


Propionibacterium spp. are common flora of human skin. Nevertheless, currently recommended culture procedures do not include anaerobic processing with the result that this organism may go undetected on a colonized catheter. To determine the rate of catheter colonization by Propionibacterium spp., a sample of 1000 vascular catheters was processed by the roll… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2008.01.012


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