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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 4545721, 3 pages
Case Report

Neisseria meningitidis Infecting a Prosthetic Knee Joint: A New Case of an Unusual Disease

1Unidad Clínica de Gestión de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología del Área Sanitaria del Campo de Gibraltar, Cádiz, Spain
2Unidad Clínica de Gestión de Medicina Interna del Área Sanitaria del Campo de Gibraltar, Cádiz, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to Elvira Alarcón Manoja; moc.liamtoh@ajonamnocralaarivle

Received 6 November 2016; Accepted 12 February 2017; Published 23 February 2017

Academic Editor: Oguz R. Sipahi

Copyright © 2017 Berta Becerril Carral et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary meningococcal meningitis is an infrequent but known disease. However, the infection of a prosthetic joint with Neisseria meningitidis is rare. We hereby describe the second case of an arthroplasty infected with Neisseria meningitidis that responded favourably to prosthesis retention with surgical debridement, in combination with antibiotics treatment.