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Demonstration of Bacillus cereus in Orthopaedic-Implant-Related Infection with Use of a Multi-Primer Polymerase Chain Reaction-Mass Spectrometric Assay

Report of Two Cases

Gallo, Phillip H., PhD1; Melton-Kreft, Rachael, BS, RN1; Nistico, Laura, PhD1; Sotereanos, Nicholas G., MD1; Sewecke, Jeffrey J., DO1; Stoodley, Paul, PhD2; Ehrlich, Garth D., PhD3; Costerton, J. William, PhD1; Kathju, Sandeep, MD, PhD1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01181
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1Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (P.H.G., R.M.-K., L.N., J.W.C., and S.K.) and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (N.G.S. and J.J.S.), Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. E-mail address for S. Kathju:

2National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

3Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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