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Campylobacter infection after prosthetic joint surgery.

Authors
  • Prendki, Virginie
  • Marmor, Simon
  • Zeller, Valérie
  • Lhotellier, Luc
  • Mégraud, Francis
  • Desplaces, Nicole
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2013
Volume
45
Issue
9
Pages
706–710
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/00365548.2013.800225
PMID: 23808718
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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.

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