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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 4, issue 3
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 140–145, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.33321
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 140–145, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.33321
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original full-length article 21 May 2019

Original full-length article | 21 May 2019

Mycobacterium senegalense Osteomyelitis of the Distal Tibia: A Case Report

Jeremiah Maupin1, Austin Cantrell1, Katherine Kupiec2, Dante Paolo Melendez3, and Amgad M. Haleem1,4 Jeremiah Maupin et al.
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
  • 2Department of Pharmacy, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Section, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
  • 4Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Keywords: Mycobacterium senegalense, osteomyelitis, Nontuberculous mycobacterium, Ilizarov External Fixator

Abstract. Mycobacterium senegalense infection is rare. We present the third documented case of M. senegalense infection and the first to involve the musculoskeletal system. A 55-year old immunocompetent male developed chronic osteomyelitis of the ankle and required antibiotic spacers, an Ilizarov external fixator and multiple antibiotic regimens to eradicate the infection.

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