Mycoplasma hominis septic arthritis in a pediatric renal transplant recipient: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Mian2005MycoplasmaHS,
  title={Mycoplasma hominis septic arthritis in a pediatric renal transplant recipient: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Ayesa N. Mian and Alan C. Farney and Susan R. Mendley},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={183-8}
}
Septic arthritis (SA) typically occurs in young children, often from Staphylococcus. With chronic immunosuppression, however, pathogens may be atypical. A 15-year-old African-American female developed Mycoplasma hominis SA in her right hip 2 months following cadaveric renal transplant (Tx). Her presentation was subtle and indolent, without fever or leukocytosis. Although reported in adult Tx recipients, M. hominis infections have not been described in pediatric recipients. Early… CONTINUE READING