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Postoperative Joint Infections Due to <i>Propionibacterium</i> Species: A Case-Control Study

Zeina A. Kanafani, Daniel J. Sexton, Brian C. Pien, Jay Varkey, Carl Basmania and Keith S. Kaye

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 7, pages 1083-1085
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/605577
Postoperative Joint Infections Due to Propionibacterium Species: A Case-Control Study

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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.

Journal Article.  2000 words.  Illustrated.

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

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