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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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JBJI | Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 33–37, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-33-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 33–37, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-33-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Case report 04 Sep 2020

Case report | 04 Sep 2020

Treatment of Neisseria meningitidis prosthetic joint infections with short-course antibiotics: three cases and a literature review

Sarah Browning et al.

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Neisseria meningitidis is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) which we hypothesised could be safely managed with minimal surgical intervention and short-course antibiotics. In contrast to the existing three reported cases, all of which received a minimum of 12 weeks of antibiotics, we present three further cases of late acute haematogenous PJI due to Neisseria meningitidis, demonstrating successful treatment with 6 weeks or less of antimicrobial therapy and implant retention.
Neisseria meningitidis is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) which we hypothesised...
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