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J Bone Jt Infect. 2017 Aug 18;2(3):160-162. doi: 10.7150/jbji.20791. eCollection 2017.

Gonococcal Prosthetic Joint Infection.

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1
Department of Infectious Diseases, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.
2
School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
3
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.

Abstract

Neisseria gonorrhoea is a common sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Disseminated gonococcal infection is an infrequent presentation and rarely can be associated with septic arthritis. Incidence of this infection is rising, both internationally and in older age groups. We present the first documented case of N. gonorrhoea prosthetic joint infection which was successfully treated with laparoscopic debridement and antimicrobial therapy.

KEYWORDS:

DGI.; Gonorrhoea; gonococcal arthritis; prosthetic joint infection

Conflict of interest statement

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interest exists.

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