Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Brief report
01 Sep 2016
Brief report |  | 01 Sep 2016

Pseudomonas oryzihabitans Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty

Georgios N. Panagopoulos, Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos, Marcos Liontos, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Miranda Drogari-Apiranthitou, Andreas F. Mavrogenis, and Vasilios Kontogeorgakos

Keywords: Total hip arthroplasty, Periprosthetic joint infection, Pseudomonas oryzihabitans.

Abstract. Pseudomonas oryzihabitans is a saprophytic gram-negative microorganism usually found in damp environments, only occasionally responsible for human pathology. Infection mainly occurs in malnourished, immunocompromised individuals with indwelling catheters. There is no previous published record of infection after joint arthroplasty. To enhance the literature, in this article we report a patient with a Pseudomonas oryzihabitans infected total hip arthroplasty, and discuss the diagnosis and management of this unusual infection.