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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/01.idc.0000236974.51334.19
Case Reports

Campylobacter fetus: An Unusual Cause of Prosthetic Joint Infection

Malani, Anurag N. MD*‡; Malani, Preeti N. MD*†‡§; Cinti, Sandro K. MD*‡

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Abstract

Campylobacter fetus is an emerging human pathogen that causes a systemic febrile illness in patients with underlying medical conditions. Bacteremia is frequent and associated with a mortality rate of 17% to 43%, making proper diagnosis imperative. We present an unusual and rare manifestation of C. fetus, a case of prosthetic joint infection successfully treated by medical therapy alone.

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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