J Bone Jt Infect 2020; 5(3):106-109. doi:10.7150/jbji.43655

Case Report

Late onset periprosthetic infection of the hip caused by the fish pathogen Lactococcus garvieae in a patient not associated with fish exposure

Marianne Westberg1✉, Hanne Brekke2, Nils Olav Hermansen2, Bernhard Flatøy1

1. Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
2. Department of Medical Microbiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

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Westberg M, Brekke H, Hermansen NO, Flatøy B. Late onset periprosthetic infection of the hip caused by the fish pathogen Lactococcus garvieae in a patient not associated with fish exposure. J Bone Jt Infect 2020; 5(3):106-109. doi:10.7150/jbji.43655. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v05p0106.htm

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Abstract

Lactococcus garvieae is a fish pathogen, rarely causing opportunistic infections in humans. There are only a few cases reported in the literature, mainly endocarditis, suggesting an association with raw fish consumption. We report a case of a periprosthetic hip infection successfully treated with a two-stage revision surgery.

Keywords: Lactococcus garvieae, fish pathogen, periprosthetic hip infection, two-stage surgery