Research for infection protection
Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)

Propionibacterium species
(bacterium)

 

 

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

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.


» Necessary spectrum of antimicrobial activity
Bactericidal