Title

Pathogenesis, Clinical Course and Neuro-Radiological Signs of Proprionibacterium Acnes Cerebritis: Case Report and Literature Review.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

The clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of brain infections related to Propionibacterium acnes are not well-characterized, making early diagnosis and treatment a challenge. More recently, life-threatening central nervous system infections with P. acnes are being reported with increasing frequency as complications of neurointerventional procedures. We present a rare case of P. acnes cerebritis that occurred as a sequela of bare platinum aneurysm coiling and a contaminant of percutaneous angiographic intervention. We include an extensive review of the literature describing the pathogenesis of P. acnes and neuro-radiological signs of brain infections related to this pathogen.

Volume

43

Issue

2

First Page

128

Last Page

136

ISSN

2154-8331

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology

PubMedID

25762004

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Network Office of Research and Innovation

Document Type

Article