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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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Volume 1, issue 1
J. Bone Joint Infect., 1, 54–58, 2016
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.16967
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 1, 54–58, 2016
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.16967
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Brief report 01 Sep 2016

Brief report | 01 Sep 2016

Pseudomonas oryzihabitans Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty

Georgios N. Panagopoulos1, Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos1, Marcos Liontos1, Efthymia Giannitsioti2, Miranda Drogari-Apiranthitou2, Andreas F. Mavrogenis1, and Vasilios Kontogeorgakos1 Georgios N. Panagopoulos et al.
  • 1First Department of Orthopaedics; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.
  • 2Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

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.

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