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Tubercular prosthetic joint infection: two case reports and literature review.

Authors
  • Veloci, Sara1
  • Mencarini, Jessica1
  • Lagi, Filippo1
  • Beltrami, Giovanni2
  • Campanacci, Domenico Andrea2, 3
  • Bartoloni, Alessandro1, 4
  • Bartalesi, Filippo5
  • 1 Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 2 Orthopaedic Oncology Unit, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 4 Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Careggi Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 5 Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Careggi Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, 50134, Florence, Italy. [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2018
Volume
46
Issue
1
Pages
55–68
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s15010-017-1085-1
PMID: 29086355
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Considering our experience and the literature review, we recommend considering a conservative approach (debridement and adequate antituberculous chemotherapy) as a suitable and safe option.

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