Sarah Browning, Harry N. Walker, Thomas Ryan, Robert Pickles, Michael Loftus, Jason A. Trubiano, Andrew Hardidge, and Joshua S. Davis
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 33–37, https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-33-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-33-2020, 2020
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.