Journal Article

Infection of Orthopedic Prostheses after <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Bacteremia

David R. Murdoch, Sally A. Roberts, Vance G. Fowler, Manish A. Shah, Susan L. Taylor, Arthur J. Morris and G. Ralph Corey

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 4, pages 647-649
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318704
Infection of Orthopedic Prostheses after Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

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We prospectively evaluated 53 patients with prosthetic joints and 27 patients with other orthopedic prosthetic devices who developed Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). After exclusion of patients with primary postoperative infections, the risk of a prosthesis becoming infected by means of hematogenous seeding after SAB was 34% (15 of 44 patients) for prosthetic joints and 7% (1 of 15 patients) for other orthopedic prostheses.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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