Postoperative joint infections due to Propionibacterium species: a case-control study.
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.
Kanafani, ZA; Sexton, DJ; Pien, BC; Varkey, J; Basmania, C; Kaye, KS
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