J Bone Jt Infect 2016; 1:54-58. doi:10.7150/jbji.16967

Short Research Communication

Pseudomonas oryzihabitans Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty

Georgios N. Panagopoulos1, Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos1, Marcos Liontos1, Efthymia Giannitsioti2, Miranda Drogari-Apiranthitou2, Andreas F. Mavrogenis1✉, Vasilios Kontogeorgakos1

1. First Department of Orthopaedics; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.
2. Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Pseudomonas oryzihabitans is a saprophytic gram-negative microorganism usually found in damp environments, only occasionally responsible for human pathology. Infection mainly occurs in malnourished, immunocompromised individuals with indwelling catheters. There is no previous published record of infection after joint arthroplasty. To enhance the literature, in this article we report a patient with a Pseudomonas oryzihabitans infected total hip arthroplasty, and discuss the diagnosis and management of this unusual infection.

Keywords: Total hip arthroplasty, Periprosthetic joint infection, Pseudomonas oryzihabitans.

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How to cite this article:
Panagopoulos GN, Megaloikonomos PD, Liontos M, Giannitsioti E, Drogari-Apiranthitou M, Mavrogenis AF, Kontogeorgakos V. Pseudomonas oryzihabitans Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Bone Jt Infect 2016; 1:54-58. doi:10.7150/jbji.16967. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v01p0054.htm