Brain abscess induced by Propionibacterium acnes in a patient with severe chronic sinusitis.
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.
Zaffiri, L; Abdulmassih, R; Boyaji, S; Bagh, I; Campbell, AR; Loehrke, ME
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