J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(5):223-226. doi:10.7150/jbji.36286
Mycobacterium abscessus Prosthetic Joint Infections of the Knee
1. Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
2. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
3. Division of Allergy, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Nengue L, Diaz MAA, Sherman CE, Bhasin A, Libertin CR. Mycobacterium abscessus Prosthetic Joint Infections of the Knee. J Bone Jt Infect 2019; 4(5):223-226. doi:10.7150/jbji.36286. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v04p0223.htm
M. abscessus complex prosthetic joint infections (PJI) of the knee are rare. We present a patient with an M. abscessus subsp. massiliense, a nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), peri-prosthetic knee infection who presented with wound drainage followed by sepsis. The published peer-reviewed literature on knee PJIs due to this organism is reviewed to highlight its clinical presentation,symptomatology, microbiology, surgical interventions, antimicrobial regimens, and outcomes.
Keywords: Mycobacterium abscessus, Prosthetic Joint Infections, Knee Arthroplasty, Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria, Non-tuberculous mycobacterium.