Brain abscess induced by Propionibacterium acnes in a patient with severe chronic sinusitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Propionibacterium acnes has long been considered a contaminant organism. However, recently the isolation of this emerging pathogen has become a more difficult clinical challenge. Infections of the central nervous system caused by P. acnes have been strongly associated with neurosurgical procedures. We describe a patient with Propionibacterium acnes cerebral abscess developed as consequence of a severe chronic sinus disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zaffiri, L; Abdulmassih, R; Boyaji, S; Bagh, I; Campbell, AR; Loehrke, ME

Published Date

  • July 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 325 - 329

PubMed ID

  • 23912875

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1121-7138


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy