BioMed Research International / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Genotypic and Antimicrobial Characterisation of Propionibacterium acnes Isolates from Surgically Excised Lumbar Disc Herniations

Figure 1

Number of P. acnes positive samples recovered from 64 patients undergoing discectomy surgery.  Five separate nucleus disc tissue samples were surgically removed from each patient. A total of one or more biopsy specimens recovered from 24 patients were positive for growth of P. acnes.