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Infection of the Knee Joint with Mycobacterium xenopi

Feyen, J.*; Martens, M.**; Mulier, J., C.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: October 1983 - Volume 179 - Issue - p 189–190
Section II: GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS: PDF Only
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Mycobacterium xenopi infection of the knee joint occurred in a 71-year-old man. Owing to the failure to recognize the “contaminant” initially as a possible etiologic agent, the joint was destroyed and eventually treated by arthrodesis.

* Assistant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Pellenberg, Belgium.

* Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Pellenberg, Belgium.

Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Pellenberg, Belgium.

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