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Posttraumatic ankle arthritis due to a novel Nocardia species

Bouchuiguir-Wafa, K.
Published in Infection. 2010, vol. 38, no. 5, p. 407-412
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdultAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useArthritis/drug therapy/etiology/ microbiologyHumansMaleNocardia/genetics/ isolation & purificationNocardia Infections/drug therapy/etiology/ microbiologyWounds and Injuries/ complications
PMID: 20508966
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Research groups Analyse génomique et fonctionnelle du staphylocoque doré (604)
Groupe Harbarth Stephan (Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline) (866)
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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 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20718

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