Case report: First report of a prosthetic joint infection caused by Facklamia hominis

Pablo S. Corona, Sleiman Haddad, José Andrés, Juan José González-López, Carles Amat, Xavier Flores

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Inc. Facklamia spp. are gram-positive cocci first described in 1997. They are α-hemolytic, facultative anaerobes, catalase-negative cocci, resembling viridians streptococci on 5% sheep blood agar. Facklamia hominis is, by far, the most common species of the 6 so far described, and it is thought that its natural habitat is the female genital tract. Four previous human infections with Facklamia spp. have been documented. We report the first case of a chronic prosthetic joint infection caused by F. hominis and its successful treatment by a 2-stage exchange procedure to eradicate the infection. This is also the first osteoarticular infection reported. The clinical implications are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-340
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Facklamia hominis
  • Periprosthetic joint infection
  • Two-stage replacement

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