Propionibacterium species

Propionibacterium species are anaerobic, Gram-positive bacteria of the Propionibacteriaceae family and part of the natural microbial flora of skin, urogenital tract and intestine.

Propionibacteria may elicit postoperative surgical site infection – mostly after shoulder surgeries, rarely after hip and knee arthroplasty (surgical replacement of a joint).

The main transmission path is unknown.

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Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)
Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

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