De Novo meningitis caused by Propionibacterium acnes in a patient with metastatic melanoma

Jason P. Burnham, Benjamin S. Thomas, Sergio E. Trevino, Erin McElvania TeKippe, Carey Ann D Burnham, F. Matthew Kuhlmann

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Propionibacterium acnes is a known cause of postneurosurgical meningitis; however, it is rarely implicated in de novo meningitis. Herein we report a case of a 49-year-old male with de novo meningitis caused by P. acnes with metastatic melanoma as the only identified risk factor for his infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1290-1293
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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