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J Bone Jt Infect. 2019 Sep 25;4(5):223-226. doi: 10.7150/jbji.36286. eCollection 2019.

Mycobacterium abscessus Prosthetic Joint Infections of the Knee.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
2
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
3
Division of Allergy, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Abstract

M. abscessus complex prosthetic joint infections (PJI) of the knee are rare. We present a patient with an M. abscessus subsp. massiliense, a nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), peri-prosthetic knee infection who presented with wound drainage followed by sepsis. The published peer-reviewed literature on knee PJIs due to this organism is reviewed to highlight its clinical presentation,symptomatology, microbiology, surgical interventions, antimicrobial regimens, and outcomes.

KEYWORDS:

Knee Arthroplasty; Mycobacterium abscessus; Non-tuberculous mycobacterium.; Prosthetic Joint Infections; Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria

Conflict of interest statement

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

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