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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jul;57(7):3424-6. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00463-13. Epub 2013 Apr 29.

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes isolates from shoulder surgery.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA. jcrane@buffalo.edu

Abstract

Orthopedic surgeons at our institution have noticed an increase in the number of infections due to Propionibacterium acnes, especially following operations on the shoulder. We collected P. acnes isolates from our hospital microbiology laboratory for 1 year and performed antimicrobial susceptibility testing on 28 strains from the shoulder. Antibiotics with the lowest MIC values against P. acnes (MIC50 and MIC90) included penicillin G (0.006, 0.125), cephalothin (0.047 and 0.094), and ceftriaxone (0.016, 0.045), while others also showed activity. Strains resistant to clindamycin were noted.

PMID:
23629711
PMCID:
PMC3697349
DOI:
10.1128/AAC.00463-13
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