Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2009 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 20 |Article ID 968052 | 3 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/968052

Successful Treatment of a Prosthetic Joint Infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus

Abstract

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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