J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(6):277-279. doi:10.7150/jbji.37096

Case Report

An Unusual Case of Brucella abortus Prosthetic Joint Infection

Jennifer Walsh1✉, Anne Gilleece2, Lynda Fenelon1, David Cogley3, Kirsten Schaffer1

1. St Vincent's University Hospital, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland.
2. Hermitage Medical Clinic, Old Lucan Road, Dublin 20, Ireland.
3. Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland.

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Walsh J, Gilleece A, Fenelon L, Cogley D, Schaffer K. An Unusual Case of Brucella abortus Prosthetic Joint Infection. J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(6):277-279. doi:10.7150/jbji.37096. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v04p0277.htm

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Abstract

Brucellosis is a systemic infection caused by brucella species. Prosthetic joint infection due to brucella species is rare. We report the case of a prosthetic joint infection presenting fourteen years post treatment for systemic brucellosis.