Brucella melitensis prosthetic joint infection.

Flury, Domenica; Behrend, Henrik; Sendi, Parham; von Kietzell, Matthias; Strahm, Carol (2017). Brucella melitensis prosthetic joint infection. Journal of bone and joint infection, 2(3), pp. 136-142. Ivyspring International Publisher 10.7150/jbji.18408

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Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) due to Brucella spp. is rare. We report a case in a 75-year-old man and review 29 additional cases identified in a literature search. The diagnosis of Brucella PJI is challenging, in particular in non-endemic countries. Serological tests prior to joint aspiration or surgical intervention are reasonable. Involvement of infection control and timely information to laboratory personnel is mandatory upon diagnosis. There is no uniform treatment concept, neither with respect to surgical intervention nor for the duration of antimicrobials. Most cases have a successful outcome, irrespective of surgical modality, and with an antimicrobial combination regimen for 12 or more weeks.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Sendi, Parham

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2206-3552

Publisher:

Ivyspring International Publisher

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

10 Oct 2017 08:22

Last Modified:

10 Oct 2017 08:22

Publisher DOI:

10.7150/jbji.18408

PubMed ID:

28540150

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Brucella Periprosthetic joint infection

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.100999

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/100999

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