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A confusing case - Weissella confusa prosthetic joint infection: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25285116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors describe the first case of Weissella confusa infection of a prosthetic joint. Identification of the pathogen required 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing of isolates obtained on two separate occasions during the assessment of an elderly woman with a painful, swollen knee following total knee arthroplasty. A review of reported human infections due to W confusa are summarized, and risk factors and pitfalls in the application of empirical antimicrobial therapy pending definitive microbiological identification are discussed.
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Authors:
Richard Medford; Samir N Patel; Gerald A Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie médicale / AMMI Canada     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1712-9532     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-06     Completed Date:  2014-10-06     Revised Date:  2014-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101226876     Medline TA:  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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