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Slide 32

January 2010

Propionibacterium acnes was the commonest species detected among culture-positive definite prosthetic shoulder infection cases by periprosthetic tissue culture as well as sonicate fluid culture.

Propionibacterium acnes was isolated in 7 cases, Staphylococcus epidermidis in 7 cases, Staphylococcus aureus in 4 cases, Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 1 case, Propionibacterium acnes plus a Corynebacterium species in 1 case, Propionibacterium acnes plus S. epidermidis in 1 case, and Finegoldia magna in 1 case.

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