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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 4
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 194–197, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.35703
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 194–197, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.35703
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 06 Aug 2019

Case report | 06 Aug 2019

Mycobacterium Avium Prosthetic Hip Infection on Abatacept Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin

Rachel Sigler1 and Jessica R. Newman2 Rachel Sigler and Jessica R. Newman
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center;
  • 2Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Kansas Medical Center.

Keywords: MAC, joint infection, immunosuppression, prosthetic joint

Abstract. Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are well-described pulmonary pathogens in patients with underlying lung disease. Extra-pulmonary infections with NTM are rare. We describe a prosthetic hip infection with Mycobacterium avium complex. Increased immunosuppressing medications and number of total joint replacements are expected to increase the prevalence of NTM infections in the future.

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