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Ann Rheum Dis. 1988 Oct;47(10):866-8.

Infection of a prosthetic knee joint with Peptostreptococcus magnus.

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  • 1Division of Rheumatology, Clinical Research Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex.

Abstract

Infection of a prosthetic knee joint with Peptostreptococcus magnus in an immunosuppressed patient with rheumatoid arthritis is described. The organism is a skin commensal, generally thought to be of low pathogenicity; the difficulty in making the diagnosis is emphasised.

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