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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 2
J. Bone Joint Infect., 5, 96–100, 2020
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.43801
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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J. Bone Joint Infect., 5, 96–100, 2020
https://doi.org/10.7150/jbji.43801
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 30 Mar 2020

Case report | 30 Mar 2020

Clostridium cadaveris Osteomyelitis: an Unusual Pathogen which Highlights the Importance of Deep Tissue Sampling in Chronic Osteomyelitis

Ruth Alexandra Corrigan1,2, Jose Lomas-Cabeza1, David Stubbs1, and Martin McNally1 Ruth Alexandra Corrigan et al.
  • 1Bone Infection Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Windmill Road, Oxford, OX3 7HE, UK.
  • 2Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK.

Keywords: Chronic osteomyelitis, intra-operative sampling, Clostridium cadaveris

Abstract. Clostridium cadaveris, named following its identification in human corpses, is an unusual pathogen. We report the first case of C. cadaveris osteomyelitis. This case highlights the importance of deep tissue sampling and appropriate culture to correctly identify causative pathogens and guide targeted antimicrobial therapy in difficult-to-treat infections like chronic osteomyelitis.

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