Transmission of Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (Formerly Chryseobacterium meningosepticum) to Tissue-Allograft Recipients

Cartwright, Emily L.; Prabhu, Rajesh M.; Zinderman, Craig E.; Schobert, William E.; Jensen, Bette; Noble-Wang, Judith; Church, Kelly; Welsh, Cindi; Kuehnert, Matthew; Burke, Timothy L.; Srinivasan, Arjun
June 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 6, p1501
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents case studies of two allograft recipients who became infected with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica. It states that a 46 year-old man underwent surgery for anterior cruciate ligament repair wherein the patient experienced fever and swelling of the knees after the operation. On the other hand, a 34 year-old man experienced severe pain after receiving a posterior cruciate ligament allograft. It also states that the infection of the allografts occurred on the processing stage.


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