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Andrew Petrosoniak, Paul Kim, Marc Desjardins, B Craig Lee, "Successful Treatment of a Prosthetic Joint Infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 20, Article ID 968052, 3 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/968052
Successful Treatment of a Prosthetic Joint Infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus
Prosthetic joint infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus is uncommon and optimal therapy remains poorly defined. Following a two-stage revision, clinical and microbiological cure was achieved in a patient with a M abscessus-infected total hip arthroplasty. A prolonged course of directed antibacterial therapy comprising clarithromycin and cefoxitin coupled with the application of amikacin-impregnated cement likely contributed to the successful outcome.
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