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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 5, issue 3
J. Bone Joint Infect., 5, 106–109, 2020
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.43655
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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J. Bone Joint Infect., 5, 106–109, 2020
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.43655
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 06 Apr 2020

Case report | 06 Apr 2020

Late onset periprosthetic infection of the hip caused by the fish pathogen Lactococcus garvieae in a patient not associated with fish exposure

Marianne Westberg1, Hanne Brekke2, Nils Olav Hermansen2, and Bernhard Flatøy1 Marianne Westberg et al.
  • 1Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • 2Department of Medical Microbiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Keywords: Lactococcus garvieae, fish pathogen, periprosthetic hip infection, two-stage surgery

Abstract. Lactococcus garvieae is a fish pathogen, rarely causing opportunistic infections in humans. There are only a few cases reported in the literature, mainly endocarditis, suggesting an association with raw fish consumption. We report a case of a periprosthetic hip infection successfully treated with a two-stage revision surgery.

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