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Title: Treatment of Neisseria meningitidis prosthetic joint infections with short-course antibiotics: three cases and a literature review.
Austin Authors: Browning, Sarah;Walker, Harry N;Ryan, Thomas;Pickles, Robert;Loftus, Michael;Trubiano, Jason A ;Hardidge, Andrew J ;Davis, Joshua S
Affiliation: Medicine (University of Melbourne)
Department of Infectious Diseases, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Global and Tropical Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT, Australia
Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Infectious Diseases and The National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville, VIC, Australia
Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Issue Date: 4-Sep-2020 2020-09-04
Publication information: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection 2020; 6(2): 33-37
Abstract: Neisseria meningitidis is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI), with only three cases previously reported. Here we report three further cases, all of which were successfully treated with implant retention and short-course antibiotics ( <6 ¬†weeks).
DOI: 10.5194/jbji-6-33-2020
PubMed URL: 32983846
ISSN: 2206-3552
Type: Journal Article
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