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
Pages (from-to)1290-1293
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


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