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Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 15;65(2):332-335. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix296.

A Novel Prosthetic Joint Infection Pathogen, Mycoplasma salivarium, Identified by Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine.
2
Department of Surgery and Center for Individualized Medicine.
3
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
4
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Abstract

Defining the microbial etiology of culture-negative prosthetic joint infection (PJI) can be challenging. Metagenomic shotgun sequencing is a new tool to identify organisms undetected by conventional methods. We present a case where metagenomics was used to identify Mycoplasma salivarium as a novel PJI pathogen in a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia.

KEYWORDS:

Mycoplasma; metagenomics; prosthetic joint infection

PMID:
28379472
PMCID:
PMC5848249
DOI:
10.1093/cid/cix296
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