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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318146177f
Case Reports

Prosthetic Septic Arthritis Secondary to Prevotella bivia Bacteremia in a Patient With Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Nseir, Bacel MD*; Cutrona, Anthony F. MD, FACP, FIDSA†

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Abstract

Prevotella bivia is gram-negative anaerobic bacteria previously classified in the genus Bacteroides and usually reported in obstetric and gynecologic infections. To our knowledge, there has been only 2 descriptions of infectious arthritis secondary to this bacterium. We report the first case of a spontaneous prosthetic septic arthritis caused by Prevotella bivia in a patient with long-lasting polymyalgia rheumatica.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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