Which Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) infections are associated with breast implants?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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A known local complication of breast implantation is capsular contracture, reported in 5.2%-30% of cases. C acnes, along with coagulase-negative staphylococci and Corynebacterium species, has a well-established role in subclinical infection in capsular contracture. [6]


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