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Prosthetic Knee Joint Infection Caused by Campylobacter gracilis

Almeida, Nathan J. MD*; Murthy, Madhukiran H. MD*; Preheim, Laurel C. MD*†‡

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: March 2009 - Volume 17 - Issue 2 - p 118-119
doi: 10.1097/0b013e31817788b5
Case Reports

Campylobacter species are commonly associated with human gastrointestinal tract infections. They are less frequent causes of extraintestinal infections, and Campylobacter joint infections are rare. We present the first documented case of prosthetic knee joint infection caused by Campylobacter gracilis.

From the *Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine; †University of Nebraska School of Medicine; and ‡VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System, Omaha, NE.

Reprints: Laurel C. Preheim, MD, VA Medical Center, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, NE 68105. E-mail:

The authors have no sources of support that require acknowledgment.

The authors have no potential conflicts of interest in the work presented in this article.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.