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Campylobacter infection after prosthetic joint surgery

Marmor, Simon
Zeller, Valérie
Lhotellier, Luc
Mégraud, Francis
Desplaces, Nicole
Published in Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2013, vol. 45, no. 9, p. 706-710
Abstract Few cases of Campylobacter prosthetic joint infection (PJI) have been reported so far. We describe the demographic characteristics, underlying conditions, clinical features, treatment, and outcome of 8 patients with Campylobacter PJI in our hospital. All strains were confirmed at the French National Reference Center for Campylobacter and Helicobacter. Seven patients were infected with C. fetus and 1 with C. jejuni. Most patients were elderly and immunocompromised. Four had bacteremia, one of these with a pacemaker endocarditis. All the patients received at least 3 months of antibiotic treatment and 6 were treated surgically. The outcome was favorable at 2 years of follow-up in all except for 1 patient. Campylobacter PJI cases are rare but likely to become more frequent. C. fetus bacteremia should motivate physicians to look for a secondary localization such as a Campylobacter PJI.
Keywords CampylobacterProsthetic joint infectionOsteoarticular infection
PMID: 23808718
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Research group Démence du sujet âgé, troubles cognitifs, la symptomatologie cognitive (577)
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PRENDKI, Virginie et al. Campylobacter infection after prosthetic joint surgery. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2013, vol. 45, n° 9, p. 706-710. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2013.800225

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