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<i>Finegoldia magna:</i> A Forgotten Pathogen in Prosthetic Joint Infection Rediscovered by Molecular Biology

Pierre-Yves Levy, Florence Fenollar, Andreas Stein, Frédéric Borrione and Didier Raoult

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 8, pages 1244-1247
Published in print October 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/605672
Finegoldia magna: A Forgotten Pathogen in Prosthetic Joint Infection Rediscovered by Molecular Biology

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In this study, we describe 13 patients with prosthetic infections due to Finegoldia magna (2% of our tested series). Patients presented with either polymicrobial infection after an open fracture or nosocomial infection after recent prosthesis implantation. Molecular techniques are critical for diagnosis, and recommended antibiotic prophylaxis has poor activity against F. magna.

Journal Article.  1854 words.  Illustrated.

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

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