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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 337-342

Prosthetic knee joint infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus


Department of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement, Max Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Saket, New Delhi, India

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Priyadarshi Amit
481, NK-1, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201 010, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.205685

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Infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to Mycobacterium abscessus is very rare with only three such cases described in literature. Only one case was managed successfully, however, with a prolonged course of anti tubercular therapy. In this case report, we present an elderly lady with infected TKA after 2 years of the primary procedure. Although initially it grew different bacteriae, M. abscessus was isolated during the second debridement. She was successfully treated with total of 5 months of second line anti tubercular drugs with revision prosthesis performed during chemotherapy. Two years followup revealed satisfactory outcome with no relapse.


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