Spondylodiscitis due to Propionibacterium acnes: report of twenty-nine cases and a review of the literature.

@article{Ukay2010SpondylodiscitisDT,
  title={Spondylodiscitis due to Propionibacterium acnes: report of twenty-nine cases and a review of the literature.},
  author={Ilker Uçkay and Aur{\'e}lien Dinh and Laetitia Vauthey and Nathalie Asseray and Norbert Passuti and Martin Rottman and J. Biziragusenyuka and Agn{\`e}s Riche and Peter Rohner and Daniel Wendling and Saloua Mammou and Richard Stern and Pierre J. Hoffmeyer and Louis E. Bernard},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={353-8}
}
Propionibacterium acnes is the most frequent anaerobic pathogen found in spondylodiscitis. A documented case required microbiological proof of P. acnes with clinical and radiological confirmation of inflammation in a localized region of the spine. Microbiological samplings were obtained by surgery or aspiration under radiological control. Twelve males and 17 females (median age, 42 years) with spondylodiscitis due to P. acnes were diagnosed within the last 15 years. Three patients were… CONTINUE READING

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