J Bone Jt Infect 2020; 5(3):133-136. doi:10.7150/jbji.43023

Case Report

Nail Salon a Potential Source of a Rare Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection In Proximal Tibia Megaprosthesis? A Case Report

Thomas A. Novack1,2, Tyler Hoskins1✉, Jay N. Patel1, Christopher Mazzei1, David Goyette1, Kaitlin Zeedyk1, James C. Wittig1

1. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
2. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

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Citation:
Novack TA, Hoskins T, Patel JN, Mazzei C, Goyette D, Zeedyk K, Wittig JC. Nail Salon a Potential Source of a Rare Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection In Proximal Tibia Megaprosthesis? A Case Report. J Bone Jt Infect 2020; 5(3):133-136. doi:10.7150/jbji.43023. Available from http://www.jbji.net/v05p0133.htm

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Abstract

Mycobacterium Fortuitum (M. Fortuitum) is a type of opportunistic pathogen commonly found in water/soil and belongs to the nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) family. Prosthetic joint infection due to M. Fortuitum is extremely rare. We present a case of a 21-year-old female with an infection following a radical resection of the proximal tibia due to a parosteal osteosarcoma.

Keywords: Infection, Mycobacterium Fortuitum, Parosteal Osteosarcoma