Chronic septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in a prosthetic knee joint due toClostridium difficile

@article{Pron1995ChronicSA,
  title={Chronic septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in a prosthetic knee joint due toClostridium difficile},
  author={Benedicte Pron and Jacques Merckx and Philippe Touzet and Agn{\'e}s Ferroni and Claire Poyart and Patrick Berche and J. L. Gaillard},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={14},
  pages={599-601}
}
A case of chronic septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in a prosthetic knee joint due toClostridium difficile is reported. A knee prosthesis was installed in a 16-year-old boy for surgical treatment of an osteosarcoma of the femur. Later, the patient suffered a traumatic closed fracture of his patella, and a sterile fluid was aspirated. One month later, the joint displayed inflammation. Culture of the articular fluid yielded a nontoxigenicClostridium difficile strain. Despite several attempts… CONTINUE READING

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