Hemophilus influenzae infection of a total hip arthroplasty.


Hemophilus influenzae is an uncommon, seldom considered pathogen of septic arthritis in adults. H. influenzae seems not to have been reported in association with a total joint infection. The majority of previously reported H. influenzae cases have been associated with joint trauma or preexisting joint disease. A 63-year-old woman with a late hematogenous infection due to H. influenzae of a total hip arthroplasty was treated by surgical debridement and appropriate antibiotics. In a short-term follow-up evaluation of one year, this treatment was successful in allowing retention of the prosthesis and return to satisfactory function.

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@article{Limbird1985HemophilusII, title={Hemophilus influenzae infection of a total hip arthroplasty.}, author={Thomas J Limbird}, journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research}, year={1985}, volume={199}, pages={182-4} }