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<i>Propionibacterium acnes</i> Chest Infections in Patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Case Reports

Franck Bourdeaut, Pierre Quartier, Groob Alkaer, Alain Fischer, Jean-Laurent Casanova and Stéphane Blanche

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 6, pages 853-854
Published in print March 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/338875
Propionibacterium acnes Chest Infections in Patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Case Reports

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Antibiotic prophylaxis in patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) has decreased the prevalence of infections, but uncommon microorganisms are being observed more frequently. Propionibacterium acnes, a saprophyte of the skin, is generally not involved in infections other than acne. Two cases of P. acnes extracutaneous infections in teenagers with CGD are reported.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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