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Infection. 1994 Sep-Oct;22(5):353-5.

An unusual case of hip septic arthritis due to Bacteroides fragilis in an alcoholic patient.

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Dept. of Infectious Diseases, CHU Brabois, Vandoeuvre, France.

Abstract

We describe a 53-year-old alcoholic man who presented with hip septic arthritis due to Bacteroides fragilis. This arthritis involved a severe destruction of the femoral head, which was completely devitalized. Recovery was achieved after 4 months of antimicrobial therapy with imipenem/cilastatin plus metronidazole, surgical debridement of the necrotic tissues and four sessions of hyperbaric oxygen.

PMID:
7843815
DOI:
10.1007/bf01715547
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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