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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 11, Issue 6, Pages 329-331
Case Report

Prosthetic Knee Septic Arthritis due to Pseudomonas stutzeri

Jihad Bishara,1 Eyal Robenshtok,1 Zmira Samra,2 and Silvio Pitlik1

1Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikvah, Israel
2Laboratory of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikvah, Israel

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Prosthetic joint infection is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci and, less commonly, by Gram-negative bacilli and anaerobes. A case of prosthetic joint infection due to Pseudomonas stutzeri in a 73-year-old female with acute promyelocytic leukemia is presented, and the pertinent literature is reviewed. Although the patient had prolonged neutropenia, the infection was successfully treated with antibiotics and without artificial joint replacement.