Granulomatous Propionibacterium acnes infection after trauma surgery

Sándor Körmöndi, Gabriella Terhes, S. Pintér, E. Urbán

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Abstract

We report here a rare case of infection caused by Propionibacterium acnes following trauma surgery: a 36-year-old male, accident victim was admitted to the hospital because of polytrauma. He underwent a long-drawn-out surgical intervention and after a free-muscle transfer using the rectus femoris muscle, signs of inflammation were detected in the affected area. Microbiological examination of the wound revealed the presence of P. acnes as the only etiological agent of this infection. Adequate antibiotic treatment with penicillin had been started right after the positive microbiological result. Our data confirm the pathogenic potential of P. acnes in late post-surgical infections, and suggest a proper therapeutic approach with intravenous antibiotics and surgical removal of the infected tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalAnaerobe
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Propionibacterium acnes
Wounds and Injuries
Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Muscles
Multiple Trauma
Quadriceps Muscle
Penicillins
Accidents
Inflammation
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Traumatological infection and anaerobic cultivation

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  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Granulomatous Propionibacterium acnes infection after trauma surgery. / Körmöndi, Sándor; Terhes, Gabriella; Pintér, S.; Urbán, E.

In: Anaerobe, Vol. 17, No. 5, 10.2011, p. 259-261.

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Körmöndi, Sándor ; Terhes, Gabriella ; Pintér, S. ; Urbán, E. / Granulomatous Propionibacterium acnes infection after trauma surgery. In: Anaerobe. 2011 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 259-261.
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