J Bone Joint Infect 2017; 2(2):104-106. doi:10.7150/jbji.17387
Short Research Communication
A Rare Case of Osteomyelitis Caused by Haemophilus Parainfluenzae
1. Department of Microbiology, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves.
2. Department of Internal Medicine. Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.
Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a rare cause of bone and joint infections. We report a case of calcaneal osteomyelitis due to this microorganism with a review of all published. A 23-year-old woman presented with a 1-month history of pain and inflammation in the calcaneus area. Osteomyelitis was suspected at this location based on computed tomography images. Culture of six bone biopsies and surrounding tissue resulted in the isolation of H. parainfluenzae. Surgical drainage and debridement was performed, and antibiotic treatment was prescribed, resolving the infection.
Keywords: osteomyelitis, Haemophilus parainfluenzae, pain, drainage.
Cobo F, Jiménez G, Rodríguez-Granger J, Sampedro A, Aliaga-Martínez L. A Rare Case of Osteomyelitis Caused by Haemophilus Parainfluenzae. J Bone Joint Infect 2017; 2(2):104-106. doi:10.7150/jbji.17387. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v02p0104.htm