Metagenomic next-generation sequencing contribution in identifying prosthetic joint infection due to Parvimonas micra: a case report
Keywords: Prosthetic joint infection, Parvimonas micra, Metagenomic next-generation sequencing
Abstract. Identifying fastidious pathogens in patients with prosthetic joint infection (PJI) by culture is challenging. Metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) is a novel culture-independent approach that is associated with a higher likelihood for identifying pathogens. We present a case where mNGS was implemented to identify Parvimonas micra, a rarely reported and difficult-to-culture PJI pathogen.