Postoperative joint infections due to Propionibacterium species: a case-control study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We compared 40 patients with Propionibacterium acnes postoperative joint infection to a cohort of uninfected patients. Infection manifested a median of 210 days after surgery. Most patients with joint prostheses underwent hardware removal. Prior joint surgery (odds ratio [OR], 28.2) and male sex (OR, 7.2) were independent risk factors for infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kanafani, ZA; Sexton, DJ; Pien, BC; Varkey, J; Basmania, C; Kaye, KS

Published Date

  • October 1, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1083 - 1085

PubMed ID

  • 19725786

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/605577


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States