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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

A rare case of Propionibacterium species causing lung abscess


1 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Menjeri, Malappuram, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
4 Department of Microbiology, Dr SMCSI Medical College, Karakkonam, India
5 Department of Microbiology, Sree Gokulam Institute of Medical sciences, Venjarammoodu, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Saritha Narayanan Kutty
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.184760

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Propionibacterium species are a part of the normal microbial flora of the body and are usually found as contaminants of blood culture. Here, we report a case of Propionibacterium spp. causing lung abscess in a 69-year-old male smoker, alcoholic and diabetic. After taking treatment for about 1 year, he was referred to the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram where Propionibacterium species, sensitive to Penicillin was isolated from his sputum repeatedly. He recovered completely after 6 weeks of oral Penicillin therapy.


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