Anaerobic bacteria in late infections following orthopedic surgery


Twelve patients with late anaerobic infection following hip or knee arthroplasty or tibia osteosynthesis are presented. Peptococci (Peptococcus asaccharolyticus, P. magnus, P. prevotii) and peptostreptococci (Peptostreptococcus micros, P. anaerobius, P. parvulus) were present in nine of the cases. Anaerobic gram-positive or -negative rods were found in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02121181

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