Rhodococcus equi által okozott nagyízületi endoprotézis körül kialakult fertozés

Translated title of the contribution: Periprosthetic joint infection caused by Rhodococcus equi

Sallai Imre, Péterfy Nóra, Mohammad Sanatkhani, Bejek Zoltán, I. Antal, Prinz Gyula, Kristóf Katalin, Skaliczki Gábor

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Abstract

Rhodococcus equi is a rare pathogen in humans causing infections mostly in immunocompromised hosts. We present the first case of periprosthetic joint infection caused by Rhodococcus equi. An 88-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic with a history of fever and right hip pain. The patient had multiple hip surgeries including total joint arthroplasty and revision for aseptic loosening on the right side. He was immunocompetent, but his additional medical history was remarkable for diabetes mellitus, diabetic nephropathy and stroke with hemiplegia resulting in immobilization. Radiography showed stable components, joint aspirate yielded Rhodococcus equi. Irrigation and de-bridement was proposed, but the patient refused any surgical intervention. Therefore antibiotic therapy was administered. At the last follow-up the patient is free of complaints but the C-reactive protein level is still elevated. This case illustrates the possible role of Rhodococcus equi in medical device-associated infections.

Translated title of the contributionPeriprosthetic joint infection caused by Rhodococcus equi
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1071-1074
Number of pages4
JournalOrvosi Hetilap
Volume158
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017

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    Imre, S., Nóra, P., Sanatkhani, M., Zoltán, B., Antal, I., Gyula, P., Katalin, K., & Gábor, S. (2017). Rhodococcus equi által okozott nagyízületi endoprotézis körül kialakult fertozés. Orvosi Hetilap, 158(27), 1071-1074. https://doi.org/10.1556/650.2017.30794