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Case report
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Posttraumatic ankle arthritis due to a novel Nocardia species

Published inInfection, vol. 38, no. 5, p. 407-412
  • Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Publication date2010

INTRODUCTION: Nocardial arthritis in immunocompetent patients is rare, and the optimum duration of antimicrobial therapy is unknown, although several months of antibiotic treatment is often recommended. CASE REPORT: We here report the first case of human infection with a novel Nocardia sp., summarise the epidemiology of nocardial arthritis and outline the feasibility of relatively short antibiotic treatments after careful surgical drainage.

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
  • Arthritis/drug therapy/etiology/ microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nocardia/genetics/ isolation & purification
  • Nocardia Infections/drug therapy/etiology/ microbiology
  • Wounds and Injuries/ complications
Citation (ISO format)
UCKAY, Ilker et al. Posttraumatic ankle arthritis due to a novel Nocardia species. In: Infection, 2010, vol. 38, n° 5, p. 407–412. doi: 10.1007/s15010-010-0027-y
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ISSN of the journal0300-8126

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