Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 104–106, 2017
J. Bone Joint Infect., 2, 104–106, 2017

Brief report 20 Jan 2017

Brief report | 20 Jan 2017

A Rare Case of Osteomyelitis Caused by Haemophilus Parainfluenzae

Fernando Cobo1, Gemma Jiménez1, Javier Rodríguez-Granger1, Antonio Sampedro1, and Luis Aliaga-Martínez1,2 Fernando Cobo et al.
  • 1Department of Microbiology, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine. Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.

Keywords: osteomyelitis, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, pain, drainage.

Abstract. Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a rare cause of bone and joint infections. We report a case of calcaneal osteomyelitis due to this microorganism with a review of all published. A 23-year-old woman presented with a 1-month history of pain and inflammation in the calcaneus area. Osteomyelitis was suspected at this location based on computed tomography images. Culture of six bone biopsies and surrounding tissue resulted in the isolation of H. parainfluenzae. Surgical drainage and debridement was performed, and antibiotic treatment was prescribed, resolving the infection.