A case of a late and atypical knee prosthetic infection by no-biofilm producer Pasteurella multocida strain  identified by pyrosequencing

Carlo Luca RomanĂ², Elena De Vecchi, Christian Vassena, Giovanni Manzi, Lorenzo Drago
Pol J Microbiol
2013; 62 (4):
ICID: 1087847
Article type: Short communication
IC™ Value: 6.00
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Prosthetic joint infections due to Pasteurella multocida are rarely but increasingly reported but no data on production of biofilm are available. We report the case of a woman with a late, haematogenous peri-prosthetic infection of cemented total knee arthroplasty caused by a strain of P. multocida identified by pyrosequencing and unable to produce biofilm. Comparison of clinical and laboratory findings with those reported in other patients evidenced differences mainly in the period of symptoms' onset and in the behaviour of some inflammatory markers.
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