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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 5
J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 223–226, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.36286
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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J. Bone Joint Infect., 4, 223–226, 2019
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.36286
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 25 Sep 2019

Case report | 25 Sep 2019

Mycobacterium abscessus Prosthetic Joint Infections of the Knee

Lydie Nengue1, Mark Anthony A.1, Courtney E. Sherman2, Arveen Bhasin3, and Claudia R. Libertin1 Lydie Nengue et al.
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
  • 3Division of Allergy, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Keywords: Mycobacterium abscessus, Prosthetic Joint Infections, Knee Arthroplasty, Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria, Non-tuberculous mycobacterium.

Abstract. M. abscessus complex prosthetic joint infections (PJI) of the knee are rare. We present a patient with an M. abscessus subsp. massiliense, a nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), peri-prosthetic knee infection who presented with wound drainage followed by sepsis. The published peer-reviewed literature on knee PJIs due to this organism is reviewed to highlight its clinical presentation,symptomatology, microbiology, surgical interventions, antimicrobial regimens, and outcomes.

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