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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 190134, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/190134
Case Report

Deep Neck Infection and Descending Mediastinitis as a Complication of Propionibacterium acnes Odontogenic Infection

1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, General Intensive Care Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
2Department of Infectious Disease, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Received 3 October 2015; Accepted 9 November 2015

Academic Editor: Larry M. Bush

Copyright © 2015 Evgeni Brotfain et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Propionibacterium acnes is an anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium which causes numerous types of infections. Isolated Propionibacterium acnes deep neck infections are very rare. We present an interesting case of deep neck infection complicated by descending mediastinitis of isolated Propionibacterium acnes infection.