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2022 Jul 01

JBJS Case Connect



Prosthetic Joint Infection Due to Mycobacterium senegalense After Exposure to Zebu Cattle: A Case Report.


Jameson AP, Barker SM, Urquhart AG, Pack B
JBJS Case Connect. 2022 Jul 01; 12(3).
PMID: 36099360.


A 69-year-old male patient, 5 years after a well-functioning total hip arthroplasty for severe osteoarthritis, presented with a 3-month history of progressive, unrelenting, "burning" pain in his right hip with accompanying fullness of the right thigh. Inflammatory markers were elevated, and imaging revealed a large unilocular fluid collection with communication to the hip joint. Aspiration was positive for Mycobacterium senegalense. A combination of surgical and antibiotic therapy successfully treated this patient.