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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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Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is here described for the first time as responsible for an invasive infection involving blood, vertebral and joint infection in a 79-year-old woman. It was triggered by an asymptomatic sinus condition. Surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy allowed recovery. This case shows that a full cartography of NTHi infection is unavoidable and may reveal unknown dissemination mechanisms.
JBJI | Articles | Volume 6, issue 6
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 207–209, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-207-2021
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 207–209, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-207-2021

Case report 02 Jun 2021

Case report | 02 Jun 2021

A rare case of invasive non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae spondylodiscitis and periprosthetic joint infection

Kevin Sermet et al.

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Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is here described for the first time as responsible for an invasive infection involving blood, vertebral and joint infection in a 79-year-old woman. It was triggered by an asymptomatic sinus condition. Surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy allowed recovery. This case shows that a full cartography of NTHi infection is unavoidable and may reveal unknown dissemination mechanisms.
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