Pasteurella multocida infected total knee arthroplasty: a case report and review of the literature

Ferguson, K. B.; Bharadwaj, R.; MacDonald, A.; Syme, B.; Bal, A. M.
February 2014
Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England;Feb2014, Vol. 96 Issue 2, pe1
Case Study
Pasteurella multocida is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection. This infection generally follows significant animal contact, usually licks and scratches. We report a case of P multocida infection that was treated with linezolid with salvage of the implant. Linezolid is generally active against Gram-positive organisms only with the exception of Pasteurella, which is Gramnegative. We extensively review the previous reported cases of implant infection with P multocida.


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