Risk factors for Propionibacterium acnes infection after neurosurgery: A case-control study

Yuto Haruki, Hideharu Hagiya, Yu Takahashi, Hideyuki Yoshida, Kazuki Kobayashi, Tadato Yukiue, Nobushige Tsuboi, Tetsuhiro Sugiyama

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Abstract

Propionibacterium acnes is increasingly known as a causative organism for post-neurosurgical infection; however, no clinical studies have examined the risk factors associated with P. acnes infections. Clinical data obtained from 14 cases of P. acnes infection and 28 controls infected with other pathogens were analyzed. Craniotomy, malignancy, and prolonged duration of operation were significantly associated with the onset of P. acnes infection. No fatal cases were reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infection and Chemotherapy
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Post-cranioplasty neurosurgical infection
  • Post-operative central nervous system infection
  • Propionibacterium acnes
  • Surgical site infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Haruki, Y., Hagiya, H., Takahashi, Y., Yoshida, H., Kobayashi, K., Yukiue, T., Tsuboi, N., & Sugiyama, T. (2017). Risk factors for Propionibacterium acnes infection after neurosurgery: A case-control study. Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, 23(4), 256-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiac.2016.10.003